Before he was a world-famous PGA Tour champion, Jordan Spieth was a standout golfer for the Texas Longhorns and he still carries that Austin pride with him, judging by his choice of delicacy for The Masters Champions Dinner.
Jordan Spieth is picking Salt Lick barbecue for his champions dinner at the Masters. That's according to Ben Crenshaw. Good choice!— Suzanne Halliburton (@suzhalliburton) March 21, 2016
Unfortunately, Spieth corrected that story on Tuesday, but the barbecue will be from the Lone Star State.
"I didn't select Salt Lick. I don't know where that was spread from,'' Spieth said Tuesday. ''Augusta National always makes the meals. So they asked,' What do you want to have for your meal?' and I said I'd love to do some Texas barbecue. So they kind of go out and search for a way to make it based on popular places. I'm not sure what it's exactly going to be. It's going to be Texas barbecue. I'm pretty excited for it.''
The Champions Dinner dates back more than 60 years -- it's a meal served to former Masters champions at Augusta National Golf Club, with the fare chosen by last year's winner.
According to Austin360.com, Dallas native Ben Hogan began the tradition.
Meal choices range from cheeseburgers and milkshakes (Tiger Woods, 1998), to seafood tom kha, chicken panang curry, baked sea scallops with garlic sauce, rack of lamb with yellow kari sauce, baked filet Chilean sea bass with three flavor chili sauce and lychee sorbet (Vijay Singh, 2001).