The gambler who won $ 1.2 MILLION by gambling $ 85,000 on Tiger Woods who won the Masters on 14-1
- William Hill recorded their highest golf-related payout in history on the bet
- It was placed on Tuesday, 14-1 before the tournament started on Thursday
- Director of the American office of the bookmaker said: & # 39; It's a painful day for William Hill & # 39;
- It was Woods & # 39; first big win in 11 years, his first in Augusta since 2005
Tiger Woods' stunning win at Augusta has earned a gambler a payout of nearly $ 1.2 million from a $ 85,000 bet.
William Hill recorded the largest golf-related payout in the bookmaker's history after being supported on Tuesday for the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Course at 14-1.
& # 39; It's great to see Tiger again, & # 39; said Nick Bogdanovich, director of commerce at the American office of William Hill. & # 39; It's a painful day for William Hill – our biggest golf loss ever – but a great day to play golf. & # 39;
Woods beat the odds because he claimed victory by finding out for the first time in his career on the last day of a major tournament.
Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt to win on the 18th green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia
Woods clenches his fists as the jubilant crowd erupts after the ball has rolled into the hole for only two seconds and Nike generates an estimated $ 22 million
Woods caught with tournament leader Francesco Molinari on the 12th hole, when Molinari was fascinated twice by a shot in the water.
In the back nine the odds were slipping and sliding with a five-way draw at a given moment for first place, with Woods, Molinari, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson all at 12 under par.
But Woods jumped from the start with a birdie on the 15th hole for 13 under.
He went two on the field with another birdie on the 16th, and held the lead through the final green, finishing under Johnson, Koepka and Schauffele.
Tiger Woods with his green jacket and the Masters Trophy, which depicts the Augusta National clubhouse
It was Woods & # 39; first big win in 11 years and his first in the Masters since his father, Earl Woods, who let him play golf at the age of two, died of a heart attack in 2006.
And it's only been two years since he quietly heard that Jack Nicklaus & # 39; I'm done & # 39; was at the Augusta National Champions Dinner, after which he flew directly to London to see a consultant who recommended what he turned out to be career-saving. spinal fusion surgery.
He joins Nicklaus in achieving majors over three different decades.