Tiger Woods’ pocketed $ 2.7 million for his Masters win on Sunday, in the process also contributing to a bettor return home richer by $1.2 million, the biggest ever bet victory on William Hill in the history of golf.
The better had placed an $85,000 wager on Tiger Woods victory at the Masters. He ran a huge risk as Tiger had not won a major since 2008. He ended up winning most lucrative bet in the history of golf as Woods’ 13-under overall card meant the Masters crown, the Green Jacket to the Tiger and a massive pay out of nearly $1.2 million to him.
The bet was placed on Tuesday ahead of the event in Augusta, Georgia, with betting business William Hill, according to a news release from the company.
William Hill U.S. director of trading Nick Bogdanovich has reportedly said in a release, it is “great to see Tiger back”, adding “It’s a painful day for William Hill — our biggest loss ever — but a great day for golf.”
At 14-1 odds, the unidentified bettor’s wager was turned into a $1,190,000 pay out — the largest golf-related pay out in the company’s history.
Woods’ win on Sunday was his fifth-ever Masters victory, and his first since 2005. The 43-year-old shot a 2-under par 70 in the last round to win his 15th major championship.
Woods had earlier won the Masters in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005. With the way he played during the Masters, sports bettors will surely be looking to put some action on him in upcoming events.