The Master’s Champions Dinner has a rich history dating all the way back to 1952, when golf hero Ben Hogan inaugurated it.
Hogan proposed that past champions, along with Augusta National Golf Club president Bobby Jones and Chairman Clifford Roberts, convene for a stag supper. The evening started with just 11 guests and has now evolved to include a much larger and more varied group of champions.
This currently includes Matsuyama, who won the Masters in 2021, becoming the first Japanese golfer to do so.
Who pays for the luncheon honoring the master champions?
Golf Today reports that the outgoing champion pays for the meal. As a result, Matsuyama will cover the cost of this year’s dinner. He should certainly be able to afford it after winning $2.07 million at the Masters last year.