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13 Weird, Delicious, and Elaborate Meals Chosen by the Winners of the Masters - Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Breakfast (or Dinner) of Champions – 13 Weird, Delicious, and Elaborate Meals Chosen by the Winners of the Masters
By Hannah Birss

Food and culture have always been intimately tied together. Religions, regions, and ethnicities all have meals that are considered representative of their culture, their thoughts, and their personality. Almost every single one has a type of celebratory meal. Golf is no different – you only need to look at the practice of the Champions Dinner following the Masters. Chosen by the previous year’s winner, these meals come from the heart (and wallet) of whoever won. Ever wonder what a winner’s meal looks like? Look no further!


1. We might’ve mentioned this one before – but when Tiger Woods won his first Masters at the age of 22 in 1997, he chose to serve things that any university grad would’ve been proud to have at their table – cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries, and of course must-have milkshakes. Unfortunately, the majority of the other golfers had to check their cholesterol shortly after. 

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2. It’s a common practice to have the Champions bring in their cultural heritage foods when picking their meal. Canadian Mike Weir wouldn’t let anyone forget where he came from – in 2004, he made sure to serve elk, wild boar, and a breaded arctic char, with all of it washed down with Canadian-made beer. Nice cookin’, eh?

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3. Vijay Singh made sure everyone got a little taste of the exotic in 2001, when seafood tom kha, chicken panang curry, and rack of lamb with yellow kari sauce made the menu. Also present was filet of Chilean sea bass, baked sea scallops with garlic sauce, and lychee sorbet.
 
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4. When Tiger made the rounds as the guest of honor at the Champions dinner again in 2002, he upped the class in his chosen meal, choosing to ditch his chicken burgers and milkshakes and bring in Porterhouse steak, chicken and sushi. In 2003 after his second consecutive win, he brought back the same, with sashimi, salads, crab cakes, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and a chocolate truffle cake. 

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5. In 2014, Adam Scott decided to go full-on-fancy after his win in 2013 with a spread that makes the mouth water. It began with an artichoke and arugula salad with calamari before moving into Australian Wagyu beef New York Strip Steak with a side of Moreton bay Lobster sautéed with spinach and onion cream mashed potatoes. Dessert was strawberry and passion fruit pavlova and Anzac biscuit with a vanilla sundae.
 
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6. In 2010, Angel Cabrera treated everyone to an Argentine asado, a multi-course barbecue featuring blood sausage, short ribs, beef filets, and mollejas, also known as sweetbreads (the thymus gland of an animal). Yes to meat, no to glands!

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7. Phil Mickelson decided in 2011 that he was going to go with a Spanish-themed menu after his 2010 win. A salad course and asparagus and tortilla sides were followed by seafood paella and machango-topped filet mignon, with an ice-cream topped apple empanada for dessert.
 
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8. In 2006, Tiger Woods switched it up yet again. This time, the golf prodigy started out with stuffed jalapeño and quesadillas and green salad, than moved over to steak fajitas, Mexican rice and refried beans, before retiring to apple pie and ice cream for dessert – obviously a favourite of the Champions. Which is good, because it means that eating leftover apple pie will guarantee me a green jacket, right? That is how it works?

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9. Brit Nick Faldo decided to go with tomato soup in 1997 after his 1996 win, followed by some fried-up fish and chips. There wasn’t anything fishy about his win, though – that’s just pure talent. 

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10. Charl Schwartzel decided to showcase some of the food from his native South Africa in 2012. A seafood bar consisting of shrimp, lobster, crabmeat, crab legs and oysters welcomed to the golfers, followed by a “braai” of lamb chops, steaks and South African sausages. Sides included sweet corn, green beans, and Dauphinoise potatoes. 

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11. In 1989, Sandy Lyle chose some foods from his native Scotland that might have been a little unsavory to some of his fellow champions. Lyle decided to go with the traditional food of Haggis and its traditional side of neeps and tatties. For the unfamiliar, Haggis is a Scottish pudding containing a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs and traditionally encased in the sheep’s stomach. Neeps and tatties, thankfully, are just mashed potatoes and turnips. I’m sure a few people made sure to fill up on those!

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12. Bubba Watson demonstrated some full-on Southern hospitality when choosing his meal after his win in 2012. With traditional Caesar salad to start, an entrée of grilled chicken with green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, and macaroni and cheese with a side of cornbread followed., Dessert was confetti cake and vanilla icecream. Lip Smackingly good!

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13. Last but not least, we have Ian Woosnam’s 1992 menu. The Welshman started with leek and potato soup, leg of welsh lamb cooked over hay, and of course, the ever present apple pie and vanilla ice cream.

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Did this list make your mouth water? What would you choose for your Champions dinner? Let us know in the comments below!

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