We’ve heard of food for thought. How about thoughtful food?
Padraig Harrington took mercy on his fellow US PGA champions last night by shunning coddle, Irish stew or even bacon and cabbage when choosing the menu for the traditional Champions Dinner he hosted at Hazeltine National.
“Steak and Guinness pie,” he revealed. “It sounds Irish anyway.
“I wasn’t not going to have bacon and cabbage or coddle. I don’t like cabbage anyway.
“There are a lot of dishes that we like to eat but would other players like to eat them. It is nearly more sounding Irish and the players will probably like it.
“We were a little more sympathetic to what the players would eat. My favourite Irish dish is an Irish stew but it is probably a little too summery for that.”
There is also a Champions Dinner before the Masters at Augusta where Woods has served up cheeseburgers and sushi over the years.
Sandy Lyle had haggis on the menu following his win in 1988. Luckily for PGA winners like Woods, Vijay Singh or Phil Mickelson, Harrington decided to skip the crubeens. That's salted pig trotters, if you didn't know.