Whats Your Masters Champions Dinner Menu

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 6, 2008, 4:00 pm
The Champions Dinner, every year on the Tuesday night before the start of the tournament, is just a perfect example of what separates the Masters from all else. The defending champion is afforded the luxury of coming up with the menu for all of the past champions in attendance.
But what if you where ever to win a green jacket? What would you serve to the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Faldo, Tiger and Lefty ?
We'll we asked and you responded in mass.
Here is a sampling of some of the menus that you the viewers sent in, some a bit more elaborate than others, and also some with a few tricks thrown into the evening:
My favorite old time meal:
Fried chicken from Ireland, Indiana
German Fries
Cole Slaw
And really good cheesecake

--Nancy, Evansville, Ind.

Start the evening with cocktails - my choice would be a cold Budwieser to warm me up.
An assortment of nuts to nibble on while talking with my new friends
After we sit down the corks will be pulled and red wine will be served, maybe a bottle of the Shark's finest
Then some fresh baked rolls served with whole roasted garlic
Crab Bisques for the appetizer
Next would be a crisp Caesar Salad
The entree would be baked Australian cold water lobster tail, petite filet and the vegetable would be sweet corn on the cob with golf tee shaped corn handles
My after dinner drink would be a 'Chip Shot' - Baileys, coffee and Grand Marnei served in a Snifter
And for dessert, chocolate mousse cake served with vanilla ice-cream.

--John Fasty, Maui, Hawaii

  • Drinks:
    Voss, Stella Artios, and Kristal
  • First Course (Appetizer):
    Lump Crab Cakes (in the shape of Golf Balls), and Fresh Jumbo Cocktail
  • Second Course:
    Smoke Salmon or Tuna Sashimi (prepared in some fantastic way to
    incorporate Georgia Peaches)
  • Third Course:
    Fresh Maine Lobster Tails w/ steamed petite carrots & French cut string
    beans w/ wild rice ball
  • Fourth Course (Main):
    Kobe Fillets w/ caramelized shallots and a Gorgonzola reduction &
    Scalloped Garlic, Cheese and Chives Potatoes on the side
  • Fifth Course (Dessert):
    Peach Cobbler with Haagen Dazs Vanilla Ice Cream or Chocolate Mouse w/
    Raspberry creme or fresh
  • Sixth Course (Digestives):
    Cuban Cigars especially made for the event (talk to Castro's bro) &
    Johnny Walker Blue, Jgermeister and Pernot absinthes.
  • And at some point in the evening, they would have to play 'We Are the
    Champions' by Queen. Preferably after we all finish dinner and get
    wasted, so we no longer care much about how we look or sound singing
    along. Yep, that would do it.

    Being from Canada:
    I would start with Malpeque Oysters from the Eastcoast along with shrimp cocktail
    Small appetizer of pea soup (a Quebec tradition)
    Alberta AAA roast beef
    PEI (Prince Edward Island) potatoes and corn
    Dessert ' crepes with maple syrup
    Ice wine from the Niagara region as a finish.

    --Bill G.

    Here's my Masters menu:
    House salad with Ranch dressing
    Utz's Chesapeake Bay Crab chips
    Maryland Chesapeake Bay Crabs (as many as you can eat)
    Potato Salad
    Beer (suggest Appalachian Brewing Co.'s Hoppy Trails I.P.A.)
    Dessert - Pecan Pie
    Hours and hours of crab-cracking fun with the greats of the game!

    --Pete, Camp Hill, Pa.

    Gotta go with pizza and beer - I'm a simple guy with simple tastes.
    --George P.

    Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with wickedly hot sauce
    Ceasar's Salad with pine nuts and avocado
    Warm pita bread with humus
    Crown rack of lamb
    Tender asparagus with lemon
    Wild Rice
    Frances Ford Coppola wine selection
    Mom's Apple pie alamode

    --Ken A.

    First course- lobster bisque
    Second course - iceberg lettuce salad
    Third course - King Crab legs dinner with drawn butter
    Desert - Pineapple upside Cake with vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream

    --Chez Traf, Indy

    Soup -- corn and crab bisque
    Salad -- endive, pear and goat cheese
    Entre -- blackened redfish (with sauted spinach and rice pilaf as the sides)
    Fini -- rum cake

    --Bruce S.

    Liver and Onions
    --Patrick O'Neal, New Bern, N.C.

    Appetiser - Smoked Pacific Salmon with horse radish
    Soup - Lobster Bisque
    Main course - Steak Diane with Mashed Potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding, Asparagus and mushrooms.
    Dessert - Creme caramel with whipped cream
    Apertif - Drambuie (double)
    Beverage - black Columbian bean coffee.
    Burp! I enjoyed it - how about you?

    --Pete B.

    As an appetizer - ceviche in a lemon juice marinade, followed by a 16 oz. Rib-eye steak with grilled jumbo shrimp. And a endless supply of gold 1800 margaritas on the rocks with salt!
    --Juan A., Houston, Texas

    Panera Bread French Onion soup, Tony Romas ribs, KFC cole slaw, baked potato, Lambert's Cafe 'Throwed Rolls', and for dessert, Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake.
    --Mike Garrard, Ohio
    After winning the Masters, the dinner will be inspired by home-town, Philadelphia.
    Appetizer: Philly soft pretzels, including the gallon of mustard with pump dispenser
    Main course: Philly Cheesesteak. Cheese Wiz will be an option.
    Dessert: Tatsykakes. Cream filled cupcakes and peanut butter cakes.
    Beverage: Yuengling Lager. The Lite version will NOT be an option.
    No better menu in my opinion.

    --Regards, Jason Melnyk, Philadelphia, PA

    Alaskan salmon
    Red cabbage cole slaw
    Scalloped potatoes
    Steamed brocolli
    White Zinfandel wine
    Sweet potato pie and/or Pecan pie for dessert
    Now that's a healthy, nutritious meal with a great dessert.
    Open bar afterward for 'tellin' of the tales.'

    --Jack in Berlin, N.J.

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    Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

    By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

    Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

    The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

    Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

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    Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

    Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

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    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

    Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

    4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

    4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

    4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

    4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

    4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

    5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

    5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

    5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

    5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

    5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

    6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

    6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

    6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

    6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

    6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

    6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

    7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

    7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

    7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

    7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

    7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

    7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

    8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

    8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

    8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

    8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

    8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

    8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

    9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

    9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

    9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

    9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

    9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

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    10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

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    By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

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    He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

    “There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.

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    At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

    Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

    “I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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    Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

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    Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

    Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

    “I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”

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    Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

    Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

    “It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

    More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

    “I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”