How First-Time Bettor won $1.2 million on $85k wager for Tiger Woods to win Masters
It had been nearly 11 years since Woods won a major championship, and he hadn’t won the Masters in 14 years. Needless to say, the slump was defeated in dramatic style.
Despite not having won a major in over a decade, Woods has remained a betting favorite to win major championships since his recovery from back surgeries. One bettor, feeling confident in Woods’ chances before the Masters, is walking away from the weekend with an incredible haul.
According to Darren Rovell of The Action Network, the bettor laid down $85,000 on Tuesday for Woods to win and claimed a whooping sum of $1.2 million after Wood eventually won. The bettor who landed this haul laid down his wager at 14-1 odds.
Rovell noted that the sports books will not be so generous this coming June when Woods and the rest of the world’s top golfers descend upon Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open.
While Sportbooks doled out a million dollars to many customers, William Hill did hers to a single customer who was reported unknown but had claimed the largest payout on a golfbet in the US division of the company’s history.
According to reports trending in the British media, the bettor bet $85000 on Woods at 14-1 odds in a southern Nevada Sportsbook on Wednesday, but the betting company never regret facing its biggest loss even though it was stunned.
Speaking on the identity of the bettor, William Hill Director, Nick Bogdanovich said that the company had no previous history with the bettor and didn’t know who he was.
William Hill shortened odds on Woods from 14-1 to 10-1 after the big bet on Tuesday and it never returned.
‘After Friday, gamblers couldn’t get enough,’ Boganovich said. ‘They just kept betting him.’ Bogdanovich added that after Friday, 30 percent of the bets William Hill had were on Tiger.
Draftkings had some major exposure on Woods and it increased even as late as Sunday.