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True to word, Reed ready to 'fatten' up players at Champions Dinner

2018 champion: Patrick Reed
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Reed served a bone-in rib-eye steak with mac and cheese, creamed spinach, steamed broccoli, creamed corn and a choice of Caesar or wedge salad. For desert: Tiramisu vanilla bean crème brûlée and a chocolate crunch and praline cheesecake.  - 

AUGUSTA, Ga. – It’s unlikely that any Masters Club participant will leave Augusta National hungry tonight.

As the reigning Masters champion, Patrick Reed gets the honor of setting the menu for Tuesday night's guest list, an exclusive group that includes all the past tournament champions as well as Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley. No spouses, friends, agents or other guests can get inside the door.

Reed joked last month at The Players that he planned to “fatten those boys up a little” with his menu selections, which he said he's had in mind since age 13. His dinner choices back up those claims, with Reed opting for a bone-in cowboy ribeye for the main course along with two salad options and a collection of creamy side dishes:

Reed explained Tuesday that he has lost 10 to 12 pounds since slipping into the green jacket last year, and he joked that part of it may have been in preparation for tonight’s loaded menu as he sits at the head of golf’s most sought-after table for the first time.

“I’ve lost a little, but the reason why I lost a little is because tonight, I knew what kind of menu I was putting out there,” Reed said. “So I need to leave a little room to be able to fit back into (the jacket).”