Tiger Woods reveals Masters Champions dinner menu, connects it to ’97

Photoshop in a plate of steak and chicken fajitas in place of the trophy and you get the idea.

In selecting this year’s menu for the Champions Dinner Tuesday night of the Masters, Tiger Woods is going back to his roots.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday morning, Woods said the menu will be a nod to his southern California roots: Steak and chicken fajitas plus sushi and sashimi.

The offerings are a callback to Woods’ menu from 2006, the fourth (and most recent) time he served as dinner host. The options for that night included stuffed jalapeño and quesadilla appetizers with salsa and guacamole; green salad; steak fajitas, chicken fajitas, rice, refried beans; apple pie and ice cream for dessert.

He featured sushi on the menu in both 2002 and 2003, after he’d won back-to-back green jackets — though Porterhouse steaks were the main event those years.

But Woods added that he’s considering a throwback to his first-ever Champions Dinner, which he hosted in 1998, as a 22-year old — half a lifetime ago. The menu that night? Cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes.

“I’m debating whether or not to have milkshakes for dessert,” he said on Tuesday, speaking to the 2020 menu. An all-time favorite memory of his, he said, was watching Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead sip milkshakes on the porch at Augusta National’s clubhouse.

An entire new generation of winners has joined the ranks of the Tuesday night dinner since then. Jordan Spieth was nearly two decades away from hosting his first dinner. Heck, Phil Mickelson wasn’t invited yet, either. We’re hoping the milkshakes get included — as a reminder of two seminal Masters wins, 22 years apart.

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