My Day at the Masters and The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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My Day at the Masters and The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The iconic sandwich at The Masters golf tournament is the Pimento Cheese Sandwich! You just must have the Pimento Cheese Sandwich every time you visit The Masters!

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Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich


The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

I was lucky to score tickets to this year’s Masters practice round on Wednesday. The stars must have been aligned because it’s not easy to get them. I wanted to do something special for Big Daddy and he couldn’t have been happier about going. Wednesday is also when the Par 3 tournament is and we got front row seats on Hole number 4. We saw all the players up close and personal especially when Mr. Jack Nicholas and Brant Snedeker hit their ball in the gallery into the seat right next to us.

I don’t have any special tips on getting tickets, but I can tell you a couple of tips for the day if you are lucky enough to go.

  1. Get there early
  2. Wear comfortable shoes
  3. Wear sunscreen
  4. Get as much swag as you can afford
  5. Eat the Pimento Cheese Sandwich
  6. Eat the Sugar Cookie Peach Ice Cream Sandwich

During the practice rounds, you cannot take your phone is (I felt totally disconnected from the world!), but you can take pictures.

My Day at the Masters


 Additionally, there was more security here than at the airports I’ve been through!


 All the workers were extremely nice and very informative.


 We had read that the gates didn’t open until 8 a.m., but had also been informed to get there early for parking.
Before 7 a.m., we left our hotel and parked without incident. By the time we walked to the gates,
they had just opened well before 8:00. Perfect!


 Signs like this was placed throughout and if you didn’t see a sign, there was always an attendant worker close by to ask.


 Beautiful! This is the Practice Driving Range. Not many golfers were out yet. We walked most of the course just looking.

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 Mandatory photo opt!

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 We thought there were a lot of people here at this time. NOT! You have no idea!!!


Butler Cabin – not really what I think of as a ‘cabin’ , very beautiful.


 Walking and looking

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 Rory McIlroy on the Practice Green

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 Rory again.

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 Beautiful azaleas along with other native plants filled the course with blooms.

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The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich – PAR 3

 Par 3 – As soon as we sat down at Hole 4 for the Par 3 this is what I looked up and saw.

Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson (and their caddies) were walking up to the green.

What I liked most about the Par 3 were the caddies. The golfers had their families with them. They were relaxed, laughing, joking with the crowd. As well, they signed autographs, the players, not the families…

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 Phil and Bubba

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 Bubba lining it up.

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 Where we were sitting, we could see them teeing off for Hole 5.

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 Bernhard Langer  (in the red)

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Brandt Snedeker hit his ball right into the gallery. It landed, as you can see, in the chair beside my friend.

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 The Marshall is ‘protecting’ the bowl.

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Brandt about to hit from where he dropped it out of the chair. All I can really remember thinking is he has really great hair!

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Fred Couples

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 Looking across the lake on the Par 3

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 Iconic – Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player together on the Par 3

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Mr. Nicklaus also hit his ball right next to us.

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 Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer

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#12 at Amen Corner

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 #13 at Amen Corner

My Day at the Masters and The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The food was simple but very good.

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Mini Moon Pies (It’s a Southern thing,)
Egg Salad Sandwich
BBQ Sandwiches
Chicken in a Biscuit (for breakfast)
Chicken sandwich and Chicken Wraps
Sugar Cookie Sandwiches with Peach Ice Cream (yum!)

and the famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich which I’ll share a recipe for at the end of this post.

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 And, you can’t go to the Masters without buying a little, or a lot, of swag!

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No, I didn’t bring a sandwich home, but I did write down what I tasted and what we thought was in it.

So this is it – The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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I tried different combinations and tweaked the recipe and this comes very, very close to what’s served.


pimento cheese

cheddar cheese

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Blue Plate Mayonnaise

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Diced pimentos

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black pepper

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Red pepper

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My Day at the Masters and The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Masters Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The Masters Famous Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The iconic sandwich and 'must have' item at The Masters golf tournament.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 sandwiches



  • Drain pimentos
  • Mix cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, black pepper and red pepper until combined.
  • Spread on slice of bread and top with another slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!


I don't recommend using the pre-shredded cheese. Purchase a block and shred it yourself.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 2mg
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Published on: April 23, 2013



  1. 5 stars
    This is too funny. I actually know the Marshall standing over the ball. Just saw his FB post about going out this year. He is one of many volunteers working for the opportunity to play the course in May. Can’t wait to show him the pic you took of him. He probably won’t see it till next week. He is going to be very busy this week. In regards to the pimiento cheese recipe I have always heard that Dukes’s mayonnaise is the one that is used.

    1. That is so awesome. I had to look back at the pictures to see him. We made good friends with one of the Marshalls, but it wasn’t him. We’ve tried every year to get tickets but haven’t gotten them again. I would love to go back.

      After I wrote this post, I did hear that Duke’s is the preferred mayonnaise. My husband is a die-hard Blue Plate guy and I don’t eat enough mayo to argue with him so I get what he likes. lol. I do want to try Duke’s though. I have a friend that won’t use anything else.

  2. I’m originally from Russell County, Alabama which borders Columbus,Ga. and I’ve never made it any other way than the recipe you’ve given including the blueplate Mayo my favorite in dishes. Thanks for posting what I feel is a true southern recipe.

  3. I love your photos. My favorite is the azaleas, no the water, no – the sandwich. It sounds terrific. Thanks for sharing with My Meatless Mondays. Have a wonderful week.

    1. It was a really cool day! I would do totally meatless every day, but all the boys in my house are big meat eaters!

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