Filet mignon and sea bass are on the menu for the main, accompanied by mashed potatoes and vegetables, with peach cobbler and apple pie with ice cream the dessert.
The 1992 Masters winner Fred Couples, who traditionally plays a practice round with Woods ahead of the major, said he was “thinking of” Woods ahead of this year’s competition.
The Champions Dinner is the exclusive pre-tournament gathering of past winners and the Augusta National chairman on the Tuesday of Masters week. The food is usually revealed just days before the tournament’s start as the world’s best golfers gather at Augusta, with this year’s Masters’ starting on April 8.
The Champions Dinner is held in the Augusta National Clubhouse and has become part of Masters lore since it was started by the great Ben Hogan in 1952.
Later, the winner from the previous year was given the honor of devising the menu, which often reflects his national dish.
When Woods returned as defending champion in 1998 following his breakthrough major win at Augusta, he served cheeseburgers, fries and milkshakes. He opted for Porterhouse steak in both 2002 and 2003.
Germany’s Bernhard Langer served wiener schnitzel in 1986, while England’s Nick Faldo selected fish and chips in 1997 at one of the three Champions Dinners he hosted. Scotland’s Sandy Lyle donned a kilt and served haggis in 1989.
Other notable menus have included Canadian Mike Weir’s elk, wild boar and Arctic char in 2004, and Charl Schwartzel’s South African barbecue with monkey gland sauce in 2012.
“There’s no monkey and there’s no gland,” a laughing Schwartzel told a news conference that year at Augusta.