Tiger Woods' return to major championship glory was cheered by the golf masses, but the folks accepting wagers on the Masters have had better days. In fact, not even the man himself believed his own chances, going as far as telling friends he was "done" as little as two years ago. "I played a little bit too much past year because I kept trying to qualify for World Golf Championships and events in the [FedEx Cup] Playoffs".
Placed at odds of 14-1, the unidentified punter was the recipient of just under £1 million following Woods' first major triumph since 2008.
The player with the lowest stroke total including starting strokes in the TOUR Championship after 72 holes of competition will be named victor of the FedExCup and will be awarded an official PGA TOUR victory.Читайте также: 'It is absolute sadness' - Footballers heartbroken by Notre Dame fire
With this latest win, Woods, 43-years-old, became the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament since Jack Nicklaus in the year 1986.
The director of trading for the United Kingdom-based company's US operations, Bogdanovich told USA Today that the sportsbook took an overall loss of "seven figures" on Woods' win, his first at the Masters since 2005 and first major of any kind since 2008. The first three all came when the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII past year.
William Hill US director of trading Nick Bogdanovich says Sunday was a great day for golf but a "painful" one for the sportsbook operator.
Thomas acknowledged he had needed to be convinced Woods could win another major. The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas reported a high five-figure loss on Masters future bets while BetOnline.ag told ESPN that the victory led to the company's biggest futures market loss ever.
In New Jersey, BetStars reported losing $360,000, which was the biggest loss they took on a single sporting event since they started serving the New Jersey market previous year.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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