Everyone knows about the green jacket every former champion of the Masters dons, but the tournament that’s been around since 1934 has several other traditions as well.
Getting to enjoy a free meal every year on the eve of the Masters, courtesy of the previous year’s champion, is one of the former champions’ favorites among them.
It’s the golf world’s most exclusive invitation-only dinner just for former Masters winners and the Augusta National Golf Club chairman.
The Champions Dinner began in 1952 when Ben Hogan came up with the idea and offered to host the first gathering. Since then it has become an annual tradition at the Masters for the last 58 years.
Every year the champions of the Masters gather on Tuesday night of Tournament week to welcome the previous year’s winner into the club. Officially known as the Masters Club, over the years this gathering of golf’s greats has become better known as simply the Champions Dinner.
The previous year’s winner selects the menu for the event and pays for all of his guests to enjoy the feast. The menus usually are associated with the host’s native country, which can sometimes be a good thing and other times, not so much.
This year Miguel Angel Cabrera of Argentina becomes the newest member of professional golf’s most exclusive club. And he’s prepared quite a menu for the dinner. Check out what he has in store for the dinner, as well as the menus over the last 10 years.