Defending Masters champion Adam Scott has ordered Moreton Bay Bugs to be served at next week’s Augusta Former Champions Dinner.
Defending Masters champion Adam Scott has surprised all but a few including the injured Tiger Woods with his main menu choice – Moreton Bay Bugs – for next Tuesday’s Augusta Former Champions Dinner.
A Moreton Bay Bug is a flat-headed lobster and named after the body of water near Brisbane and close to where Scott grew up.
The now annual Former Champions dinner was first held in 1952 at the suggestion of Ben Hogan.
Scott last year became the first Australian in the Masters 79-year history to be fitted with a green jacket.
While he’s keeping the full menu still close to his chest he revealed he has arranged for some three dozen ‘Bugs’ to be flown over from Australia for the dinner where he’s expecting some 32 former champions to attend.
The only doubtful guest is Woods but then given the American has ruled himself out injured it seems unlikely the 14-time major champion will be present at the dinner.
An array of former Masters winners were quizzed: “When you sit down to the Former Champions Dinner and saw ‘Moreton Bay Bugs’ on Adam Scott’s prepared menu would you know what they were?”
But it was only Woods, who has travelled to Australia often over the past years and including capturing the 2009 Australian Masters, who didn’t hesitate in responding: “Lobster”.
Woods has played host to four Champions Dinners after having won the Masters in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2005.
The world No.1 surprised many former champions in 1998 when the then 22-year-old served up cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries and milkshakes.
“There is always a choice because you can order off two menus. One menu the former champion offers you or you can choose from the set Augusta clubhouse menu,” said Woods.
“I wasn’t there in 1989 but I remember Sandy Lyle served up haggis.
“I don’t know how many guys ate the haggis but then Charl (Schwartzel) had a selection of South African beef dishes when he hosted the dinner and that was fabulous.”