Bode Miller should have checked his quesadilla at the door.
The U.S. skiing champion was at the Masters with his wife Morgan Beck when the pair got a bit hungry. They decided to stop at Berckmans Place, a swanky hospitality venue near the course’s fifth fairway.
The tent has three main restaurants, along with some Masters memorabilia and places to sit and watch the tournament. But one thing they don’t allow is food on the course, so when Bode Miller and his wife tried to bring their quesadilla out to watch the tournament, officials stepped in and put a stop to it.
“If you pay $7,500, you ought to be able to bring out a quesadilla,” Miller said.
Bode Miller has had a bittersweet last couple of months. The most decorated Olympic Alpine skier in the history of the United States bronze in the super-G at the Sochi Olympics, making him the oldest skier to win a Winter Games medal.
But his Olympic run ended in heartbreak, as he came in 26th in the first leg of the Giant Slalom, forcing him to pull out of what would have been his final race of a long and storied career.
Bode Miller was hoping to end his career with one last medal, and said it was difficult to have to pull out.
“It’s tough to have my last race here look like that,” Miller said. “But I feel really good about where I am. I feel like I did my best. I came out with a medal, so I’m happy.”
If anyone deserves to have a quesadilla while watching the Masters, its Bode Miller.