Wisconsin man’s wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M

Tanya Simon
April 17, 2019

It was the largest payout on a golf ticket in the history of William Hill U.S. and the fourth time overall that the sportsbook at the SLS has paid out a seven-figure win.

Tiger Woods celebrates after he won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

The mystery United States punter placed an $85,000 (£64,900) bet on Woods winning the Masters with William Hill, two days before the tournament teed off, winning the life-changing sum from the 14/1 odds.

"I don't doubt that this is going to be his most special one yet".

The unidentified bettor earned a record $1.19 million payout from William Hill after Woods triumphed Sunday at Augusta National following an eventful final round to claim his first major title in nearly 11 years.

"I believe my direct quote was, 'Guys, there's no way Tiger is winning this tournament, ' " the executive, Matthew Primeaux, told ESPN.

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It also was the highest-rated golf telecast since last year's Masters, peaking with a 12.1 rating among the metered markets in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. quarter-hour. The day trader said he cashed out a losing investment and used the money for the bet.

"I thought it was probably an $85 or $8,500 bet", he explained.

Along with his two titles at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Sony Open in Hawaii, Kuchar advanced to the Championship Match of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in late March, where he was defeated by former Georgia Bulldog Kevin Kisner, who sits 15 in the FedExCup standings. "I didn't know what was happening". Bogdanovich admitted earlier this week that William Hill had to confirm it could even accept the bet.

"This is a story for the ages", Asher said. "It's great to see Tiger back".

Adducci flew back to Las Vegas on Monday. Several major sportsbooks took a beating on the victory, with one bettor heading to the 19th hole with a tidy profit of about $1.2 million. Adducci said he is now considering using the money for other bets.

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