Why The Masters’ Champions
Dinner may never be the same.
‘Chef’ Charl Schwartzel
Wilson’s Striking New Look ( 8)
You’ll have to excuse a rusty Charl
Schwartzel for missing the cut at the
Joburg Open and failing to win his third
straight in his hometown. Turns out the
reigning Masters champion has bigger
fish to fry. Or South African beef to braai.
“Chef Charl” wants to cook for the
traditional Tuesday night Champions
Dinner. Out back behind Augusta
National’s storied clubhouse. Right there
on the hallowed lawn. Singlehandedly.
Under the iconic oak tree. Where Phil
never dreamed of flipping burgers. Where
Ollie never thought of whipping up paella.
Where Bernhard never conspired to sling
As concepts go, this one is absolutely
brilliant, if potentially controversial. Food
for thought: Just imagine the reaction
if Hogan, Nelson and Snead were still
around: From Sam’s lips to God’s ears.
The delicious details of Schwartzel’s
plan can be found in Senior Correspondent
Michael Vlismas’ column on page 23 of
this week’s Post.
Elsewhere, tidbits continue to trickle
out of Rio, where golf will be part of the
2016 Olympics. Next month, a winning
course design team will be selected from
a list of eight finalists that includes the
names of Nicklaus, Sorenstam, Ochoa
and Norman. R&A boss Peter Dawson
confirmed in Sunday’s Scotsman that the
site has been selected. It is in the city. And
it is partly linksy.
Finally, this week Bill Clinton stands
in on the PGA Tour for the departed Bob
Hope. For the Euros and the locals, the
Afrikaan beat goes on at vaunted Fancourt.