Spieth served up Texan barbecue, including beef brisket and ribs, as past winners at Augusta assembled for the annual Masters Champions' Dinner

Jordan Spieth admitted last week that he was more nervous about hosting last night’s Masters Champions’ Dinner than his title defence.

He also had to inform caddie Michael Greller on Tuesday that only past champions were invited to the exclusive soiree.

Still, it’s an honour few get the chance to experience, and it’s hardly surprising that Spieth had butterflies in the stomach ahead of a speech to a who’s who of golfing legends.

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“It’s the most nerve-wracking thing right now,” he said on Tuesday afternoon.

“It will certainly be unique. There will be nothing that I’ve ever done before or will ever do that will match the first time talking to that audience. I’ll probably do less talking and more listening.”

As it transpired, he needn’t have worried. As Tiger Woods tweeted after the event: “Unreal food. Jordan Spieth did an amazing job. It was fun catching up wit some old friends and telling stories.”

Spieth, a Dallas native and former University of Austin student, surprised noone when he selected a traditional Texan barbecue as his food of choice.

The entire menu was as follows…


Local Greens Salad

Heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, shaven red onion, balsamic vinaigrette, corn muffins


Authentic Texas Barbecue

Beef brisket, smoked half chicken, pork ribs, BBQ baked beans, bacon and chive potato salad, sautéed spring beans, grilled zucchini, Roasted Yellow Squash


Warm chocolate chip cookie, vanilla ice cream


2011 Cakebread, Reserve, Napa Valley, Chardonnay

2010 Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon

Now, his attention turns to successfully defending his title, which will be no mean feat given the quality of the field and the amount of in-form players.

No one has won back-to-back Masters Tournaments since Tiger Woods in 2001 and 2002. Only Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo have triumphed at Augusta in consecutive years.