Jordan Spieth has figured out the menu for the 2016 Masters Champions Dinner, and the 22-year-old world No. 1 is going with some home cookin’.
Spieth told the folks at Augusta National, who will prepare whatever the champion would like for the annual Tuesday night tradition, that he’d like some Texas-style barbecue.
However, there was some confusion about the sourcing of the BBQ. Ben Crenshaw, in Austin, Texas, for the selection show for this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play, said Spieth had chosen to serve Salt Lick BBQ from Spieth’s college town. Crenshaw, a two-time Masters winner, should know better. Augusta National doesn’t import food.
“I didn’t select Salt Lick. I don’t know where that was spread from,” Spieth said Tuesday. “Augusta National always makes the meals. So they asked, ‘What do you want to have for your meal?’ and I said I’d love to do some Texas barbecue. So they kind of go out and search for a way to make it based on popular places. I’m not sure what it’s exactly going to be. It’s going to be Texas barbecue. I’m pretty excited for it.”
While we don’t know the remainder of the menu, it’s probably a safe bet to think that macaroni and cheese, as well some baked beans, will be there with a hearty, well-sauced hunk of beef or pork.
What we do know is the dessert, as shared by ESPN’s Jason Sobel:
Just ran into Jordan Spieth behind the clubhouse. Tonight's dessert is a warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla Blue Bell ice cream on top.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelESPN) April 5, 2016