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The Masters - Sir Nick Faldo’s Champions Dinner Memories

The Masters - Sir Nick Faldo’s Champions Dinner Memories

Ahead of the Masters Champions Dinner taking place later on Tuesday at Augusta National Golf Club, three-time Green Jacket winner Sir Nick Faldo tells us about his favourite memories from the pre-tournament tradition.

The Champions Dinner began in 1952 when defending champion Ben Hogan organised a dinner for all previous winners of the Major Championship.

The defending champion acts as host and selects the menu, with this week being the turn of World Number One Scottie Scheffler after he claimed his maiden Major in Georgia last year.

Scheffler has plumped for a Southern-style banquet, featuring cheeseburger sliders and firecracker shrimp with sweet Thai chilli and sriracha mayo for appetisers and tortilla soup for a starter.

Attendees can choose between a Texas ribeye steak or blackened redfish, with sides of mac and cheese, jalapeno creamed corn, fried brussels sprouts and fries. For desert, it’s a warm chocolate chip skillet cookie served with milk and cookies-flavoured ice cream.

Having won the Masters on three occasions in 1989, 1990 and 1996, six-time Major winner Faldo has attended his fair share of Champions Dinners.

Watch the video at the top of the page to hear some of his best tales from the most exclusive dinner party in golf.

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