After a successful 2018 that turned tumultuous toward the end of the year, Patrick Reed is starting off 2019 right.
Even though the 2019 Masters is in April, the golfer already knows his menu for the Tuesday night dinner that last year’s tournament winner hosts.
From Golfweek, reporting from the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii:
The highlights: Bone-in ribeye, mac and cheese, creamed corn, creamed spinach.
Reed also said he’ll have some grilled chicken and healthier options just in case.
“I’ll go caesar salad, but then I was going to make multiple options, because some guys might not like steak,” Reed said. “So there will be grilled chicken, there will probably be some kind of seafood as well. I want to please everyone there. It’s not just for me, it’s for all the past champions and everybody and I want everyone to have a great time.”
Steak, mac and cheese and creamed veggies? And even some seafood? It’s so simple, yet so perfect.
Although we don’t have a full history of Masters dinner menus, there is recent history to compare it to. Sergio Garcia went with Spanish flair and ingredients from the 10 countries where past Masters champs were born:
Danny Willett did a British menu in 2017:
Jordan Spieth’s menu in 2016 was incredible: “Authentic Texas Barbecue” and Tiger Woods approved:
Bubba Watson’s in 2015 was sort of similar to Reed’s, sans the steak:
Caesar salad, grilled chicken breast, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn and macaroni and cheese with cornbread.
So where does Reed’s menu on paper rank among that group? I’d throw it behind Spieth’s menu and maybe tied for No. 2 with Garcia’s. What’s your take?