Tiger Woods pulled one of the greatest comebacks in the history of golf, perhaps in Sports when he clinched a fifth Masters title; 11 years after his last.
Tiger’s victory was an extra joy for a certain Punter, who cashed in $1.9 million [₦ 684 million] for staking on the 43 year-old.
Apparently, some bookmakers, from Nevada to New Jersey, didn’t believe Tiger Woods would win the Masters.
It was an expensive miscalculation.
Woods captured the Masters on Sunday, his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open and first win at Augusta National since 2005. Woods was listed among the top tier of contenders, closing at around 12-1.
On Tuesday, a bettor at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win at 14-1 odds, per David Purdum [ESPN].
It was the first bet ever placed by the customer at William Hill and will pay out $1.19 million, the largest single golf ticket in the company’s history in the U.S.