It promised to be a tension-filled feast, but the elephant in the room was not tackled at the much-loved tradition of the Champions Dinner.
However, three-time Masters champ Phil Mickelson’s quiet nature did not go unnoticed as the 52-year-old was one of several LIV Golf stars who earned the iconic green jacket at Augusta.
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A tradition born in 1952 by Ben Hogan, former winners of the famous tournament convene for a dinner before play commences, with all instructed to wear their green jacket they acquired when winning the Masters.
There was plenty of intrigue for this year’s dinner given it was the first featuring previous Masters champions who defected to LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed rival of the PGA Tour.
The rebel tour boasts six former Masters champions: Mickelson, Charl…