One of the many benefits of winning The Masters Tournament is being able to conduct a dinner menu for the Champions Dinner. The dinner is held in honor of the defending champion — all former winners and Augusta National board members are invited.
We know what 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler had for his dinner — some cheeseburgers (Scottie-style and firecracker shrimp).
But what if the menu were up to Rob Gronkowski?
The five-time Pro Bowler was at the Innisbrook Resort for the second round of the Valspar Championship on Friday and he was asked such things.
“My menu would be cheeseburgers, chicken finger subs, buffalo wings with blue cheese on the side, and of course my lovely ice shaker here,” Gronkowski told GOLF.com. “Just getting a little at all times, baby.”
He also provided the most Gronk-worthy interview ever.
Gronk at the Valspar. 10 outta 10, no notes. pic.twitter.com/yaxp5TWdfA
— Sean Zak (@Sean_Zak) March 17, 2023
We now know Scheffler and Gronk had the cheeseburgers in common, showing that we can all universally agree on one thing.
The dinner is held at Augusta National Golf Club on the Tuesday night before the Masters’ Par 3 Contest. Those in attendance must wear their ceremonial Green Jacket, slacks, dress shirt, and tie. What goes into the menu selection usually reflects the winner’s taste and origin. The menu wasn’t made public until 1986.
Lucky for us, we now get to take a peek at it in all its mouthwatering glory.
Previous winner Dustin Johnson had filet mignon with herb butter, mashed potatoes, and vegetables for dinner with apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Tiger Woods, in 2020, had a sushi Augusta Roll with steak and chicken fajitas and churros with chocolate sauce for dessert.
Now Gronk isn’t a hardcore golfer as you would think now that he’s retired. He said he’s only played about one round of golf in the past six years, but has been using the golf simulators and is getting better. He plans on making it a big part of his life in the future.
“About 15 years I’ll be shooting par,” he said.