Fake Masters Dinner Invite Sparks Huge Social Media Reaction

The original Masters invite, which was posted by 2008 champion, Trevor Immelman, received a touch of the photoshop treatment, causing social media to have a field day

Amen corner is crammed with patrons watching
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The Masters is arguably the most prestigious event on the golf calendar, with the World's elite and past champions making their way to the picture-perfect Augusta National for a shot at the coveted 'Green Jacket'.

There is a lot of history and tradition surrounding the Masters, with one of these being the Champions Dinner. Taking place on the Tuesday night of tournament week, it has been part of the Masters furniture since the 1950s. This year, Scottie Scheffler will host due to being the winner of the event in 2022, with a mock dinner invite doing the rounds on social media.

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So, for those who are slightly confused, let us explain. Above is the genuine, authentic invitation sent to past champions for the dinner, with Trevor Immelman claiming the title in 2008. As you can see, it invites those to the dinner taking place on Tuesday evening.

Below, we have an invitation which has been edited, with the line "LIV guys kindly meet on the 9th green @ 9pm." This is, of course, in reference to Augusta National confirming that invitations will go out to all LIV players who have qualified for the first Major of the year, with plenty of Twitter users finding the tongue-in-cheek post rather humorous. 

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Obviously the post was made to cause a bit of humour, with even Masters champion Scheffler joking back in January that he may have to seat two-time Green Jacket winner, Bubba Watson, at a separate table during the dinner.

The divide between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf has been clear since February of last year, with players from each circuit regularly throwing jibes at one another on a monthly basis. Most recently, the back-and-forth has been around the PGA Tour announcing changes to their scheduling for 2024, with the introduction of limited field no-cut events, something which LIV introduced when it first started at Centurion last year.

Although the PGA Tour has banned LIV golfers from their tournaments, the Masters haven't. Currently, there are seven Masters winners who play in the LIV Golf League, but those who ply their trade on the PGA Tour have admitted that the Champions Dinner could be a tad tense.

Jon Rahm, who is yet to win a Green Jacket, recently stated "I think the Masters Champions Dinner's going to be a little tense compared to how it's been in the past", adding "I keep thinking about it because I wish I could be there and just be able to see how things work out."

Five-time Masters winner, Tiger Woods, has also given his thoughts on the matter, with the World Golf Hall of Famer admitting that he doesn’t know how he will react to meeting LIV players at Augusta National. Speaking in February, Tiger explained that: "I don’t know what that reaction is going to be. I know that some of our friendships have certainly taken a different path, but we will see when all that transpires, it’s still a couple of months away."

He went on to add: “The Champions Dinner’s going to be obviously, something that’s talked about. You know, we as a whole need to honour Scottie (Scheffler). Scottie’s the winner, it’s his dinner and so (it's about) making sure that Scottie gets honoured correctly."

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x