Date: April 07, 2014
Author: Golf Australia

Chef Scott to serve Moreton Bay bugs

Australia&aposs defending Masters champion Adam Scott will turn chef this week as the World Number 2 hosts the annual Champions Dinner at Augusta National. Having previously confirmed that his mother&aposs Pavlova would be the dessert of choice for the evening, it has now been revealed that the main course will be Moreton Bay Bugs. A Moreton Bay Bug is a flat-headed lobster and named after the body of water near Brisbane and close to where Scott grew up. The now annual Former Champions dinner was first held in 1952 at the suggestion of Ben Hogan. While Scott is keeping the full menu under lock and key, the Queenslander has arranged for some three dozen &aposBugs&apos to be flown over from Australia for the dinner where he&aposs expecting some 32 former champions. The only doubtful guest is Tiger Woods who ruled himself out of the tournament through injury. An array of former Masters winners were quizzed: “When you sit down to the Former Champions Dinner and saw &aposMoreton Bay Bugs&apos on Adam Scott&aposs prepared menu would you know what they were?” But it was only Woods, who has travelled to Australia often over the past years and including capturing the 2009 Australian Masters, who didn&apost hesitate in responding: “Lobster”. “I wasn&apost there in 1989 but I remember Sandy Lyle served up haggis.” “I don&apost know how many guys ate the haggis but then Charl (Schwartzel) had a selection of South African beef dishes when he hosted the dinner and that was fabulous.” with assistance from