Masters Traditions Explained: The Champions Dinner
Officially known as the Masters Club, the tradition of the Master’s Champions dinner was instituted in 1952 by Ben Hogan.
Each year since then, the previous Master’s tournament winner has hosted a dinner for the past champions. The event usually is held on the Tuesday prior to the tournament.
I find it interesting that Hogan, who has a reputation for coldness, was the founder of such a collegial tradition.