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Jordan Spieth says the Champions Dinner has him most nervous about Masters week

March 31, 2016

With the pressure of winning a first green jacket gone, Jordan Spieth’s biggest concern for next week’s Masters doesn’t involve the course or the competition, but rather, a dinner. Spieth will host his first Champions Dinner in the Augusta National clubhouse on Tuesday night and he admitted he's nervous for the traditional affair during Wednesday's press conference ahead of this week's Shell Houston Open.

“That's what would be the most nerve-racking thing right now, which is a pretty good thing if that's the most nerve-racking next week,” said Spieth, who tied Tiger Woods' tournament scoring record with a four-shot victory last year.

As for the meal itself, Spieth hasn't provided all the details, but said in December he's "leaning towards a Texas-like barbecue," and that there "will be a choice of Texan meats as my main choice."

And it sounds like he'll be providing a side of seriousness as well.

"I won't be celebrating whatsoever next week," he said. "The Champions Dinner will be a great honor. I won't consider it a celebration. That week is solely about 2016 Masters to me."