The 2021 Masters tournament will be without its most famous golfer, as Tiger Woods continues to recover from a car crash that will leave him out of competition for the foreseeable future.
Woods, naturally, will be missed by anyone and anyone with even a passing interest in golf or the Masters and this is especially true of the golfers he has reportedly competed with this week. Tiger, for his part, revealed on Tuesday what he misses most about the Augusta National Golf Course:
The Champions Dinner, of course.
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I will miss running @DJohnsonPGAthe bill at the Champions Dinner tonight. It’s always one of my favorite nights of the year.
– Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 6, 2021
The event, held on the Tuesday of every tournament since its introduction by Ben Hogan in 1952, features a selection of dinners by the previous year’s winner. This means that Dustin Johnson, the 2020 champion, would not only select the dinner for the Masters contestants, but foot the bill.
Johnson had less time to prepare the menu than previous winners – remember, the 2020 Masters was played not quite five months ago, in November – but he still had a pretty appetizing menu, which includes pigs in a blanket, corn and lobster fritters, filet mignon, sea bass and more:
Johnson seems not to have been bothered to foot the bill.
Hey, there’s always next year.