Tiger Woods Speaks Out About Missing The Masters Champions Dinner: ‘One of My Favorite Nights of the Year’

by Chris Haney

On Tuesday afternoon, Tiger Woods said he’s going to miss attending the annual Masters Champions Dinner in Augusta’s clubhouse tonight.

Since Woods is still recovering at home from his horrific car accident, he’ll be absent from The Masters this year. He’s not just missing out on playing in the tournament, but will also miss out on other festivities of the week. As a former champion at the event, he’s invited each year to the Champions Dinner event.

Golf legend Ben Hogan started the tradition in 1952. The previous year’s winner hosts the Champions Dinner in the clubhouse on the Tuesday night of tournament week. Additionally, they have the honor of choosing the entire menu. Therefore, last year’s champion Dustin Johnson will host this year’s dinner.

Tiger Woods jumped on Twitter to comment about the event. He called the annual dinner one of his “favorite nights of the year.” He also poked fun at Johnson saying he’ll miss running up his dinner bill tonight.

“I’ll miss running up @DJohnsonPGA’s bill at the Champions Dinner tonight. It’s still one of my favorite nights of the year,” Tiger Woods amusingly tweeted.

Tiger Woods Returns to Social Media Following Crash

Tiger Woods has stayed fairly quiet in recent weeks on social media since his February car wreck in California. He shared an update on his health and let his fans know he returned to his Florida home. However, past that, he’s focused on other things outside of his social media presence.

Yet with the 2021 Masters Tournament coming up, Woods has been more active over the last week. The golfer has made his mark in previous years on the famous Augusta National golf course. It’ll be almost odd not to see Woods as part of the field competing this weekend. But the 15-time major champion is still keeping an eye on Augusta, including the pre-tournament amateur events.

17-year-old Tsubasa Kajitani ended up victorious over the weekend. Along with a trophy, she also got an unexpected shoutout from Tiger Woods himself after her big win.

“Congrats to Tsubasa Kajitani on winning the @anwagolf with an amazing playoff finish. Enjoy the special moment, and good luck to all of the kids tomorrow in the @DriveChipPutt,” Woods said on Twitter.

Although Woods clearly misses taking part in this week’s tournament, he seems to be in good spirits from afar. The iconic golfer will be watching from home like the rest of us, but who knows? Maybe the five-time Masters champion will share some insight into the tournament on social media throughout the weekend. Stay tuned.