What did Hideki Matsuyama pick to be served at Masters Dinner?

Hideki Matsuyama has previously said he is more nervous about his speech at the Masters Club Dinner than playing golf this week.

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Tue, 5 Apr 2022
What did Hideki Matsuyama pick to be served at Masters Dinner?

Hideki Matsuyama found it difficult to keep secret what menu he selected for the Masters Club Dinner, but now it has finally been revealed.

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Defending champion Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to win at Augusta National last year and previously admitted he was more nervous about his speech than playing golf. 

He will address the room of former champions later tonight in English, he said, before they all tuck into a mouth-watering feast. 

Matsuyama, 30, has chosen appetizers of assorted sushi, sashimi and nigiri or yakitori chicken skewers. 

For the main course there is the option between miso glazed black cod served with a dashri broth or miyazaki wagyu served with mixed mushrooms and vegetables. 

For dessert, diners will tuck into Japanese strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and amaou strawberries. 

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The tradition of the previour year's winner hosting the champions dinner in the Augusta clubhouse was started by Ben Hogan in 1952. 

Dustin Johnson, who won The Masters in 2020, last year chose a main course of prime filet mignon with mashed potatoes and spring vegetables or miso marinated sea bass as his main course.

His starter was a garden or caesar salad.

For dessert, he chose peach cobbler or apple pie with vanilla ice cream. 

When Tiger Woods returned to Augusta National a year after his famous 2019 victory he chose a starter of tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, avocado, eel sauce, tempura flakes, pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. 

For the main course, Woods chose prime steak and chicken fajitas served with grilled vegetables, refried beans, mexican rice, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. 

His trio of desserts included classic fan, churros with chocolate suace and sopapillas. 

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