A Masters’ tradition is for the reigning champion to pick the menu for the annual Champions Dinner. This year, Phil Mickelson chose to honor Seve Ballesteros with a spanish themed menu: gazpacho starter, paella, beef tenderloin with manchego cheese and tortilla, and Spanish apple pie with ice cream.
Seve, who has had a recent bout with a brain tumor can’t make the dinner, but Phil noted that “All of the past champions are really thinking about Seve. Honoring Seve is easy and no big deal, but I just want him to know that we all wish he was here and we are thinking about him so we are just having a little Spanish cuisine tonight.”
Nice touch, Phil.