Phil Mickelson shares brilliant Champions Dinner story at The Masters

Phil Mickelson: "So everybody is calling me out on my BS and a lot of times, I am BS-ing."

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Wed, 7 Apr 2021

Phil Mickelson shares brilliant Champions Dinner story at The Masters

Phil Mickelson shared a brilliant story from a previous Champion's Dinner where he was accused of bullsh*tting his way through dessert.

The traditional Champion's Dinner takes place every year where the defending champion of The Masters selects the menu for a sit-down meal with all of the past winners of the tournament wearing their Green Jackets.

What happens at the Champion's Dinner tends to stay under wraps, but every now and then we are treated to a story from a past champion and this time it was Mickelson who decided to share one of his favourite moments from the Augusta tradition.

Mickelson's story was a result of the 2014 Champion's Dinner, with Australian Adam Scott hosting after he claimed his first and only major the previous year.

LISTEN TO MICKELSON'S CHAMPION'S DINNER STORY BELOW:

"Adam Scott had this wonderful meal, Australian-themed, and out comes dessert, and it's pavlova.  It's meringue with some fruit and so forth. Now, you can't Google this stuff because there's no cell phones allowed, right? 

"I said, ‘Oh, pavlova, that's inspired by the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova who was touring through New Zealand, Australia and an Australian chef was so inspired by her beautiful movement and tutu that he made a dessert after her. 

"Chairman Payne looked at me like what kind of stuff are you spewing here, you know? 

"And this is true, Zach Johnson looks at me, says, ‘I've got a hundred dollars that says that's not right.’   

"So everybody is calling me out on my BS and a lot of the time, I am BS-ing. However, my daughter was a dancer, and she wrote a biography on Anna Pavlova, and I made 32 pavlovas for her class when she was a little girl, and I knew this  And I ended up, you know, being right, which is not often, but I was right on that particular moment.”

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