Masters: Fan Wins $1.2 Million on Monster Bet on Tiger
Voice over: Michael Robles
Written: Andy Nesbitt
Tiger Woods is going to have a lot of golf fans cheering for him this week at the Masters.
But one anonymous fan will likely be rooting harder than anybody else, because they put down $85,000 on Tiger to win the Masters.
Golf Digest has the details:
William Hill, the London-based casino conglomerate that operates 115 sports books in Nevada and others in states across the country, accepted a $85,000 bet on Tiger Woods to win the Masters at 14-1 from a customer in one of its Nevada books on Tuesday afternoon. We’ll save you the math: The payout would be $1,190,000, which now accounts for the largest liability on a single wager in William Hill’s U.S. history.
When reached out on the phone on Tuesday evening, William Hill’s Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich said he thought the bettor—whom was likely a first-time customer at the book—had likely made a mistake when entering the wager.
“I thought it was probably an $85 or $8,500 bet,” Bogdanovich said. “But they were for real.”
Yup, that fan is definitely going to be tracking every one of Tiger’s shots this week.