Tiger Woods win means million-dollar payday for bettor

  • Tiger Woods win means million-dollar payday for bettor

Tiger Woods win means million-dollar payday for bettor

Darren Rovell of The Action Network reported that a bettor at William Hill's Sportsbook in Nevada placed an $85,000 wager based on the 14-to-1 odds that Woods would win The Masters.

With Italy's Francesco Molinari, South African Louis Oosthuizen, American Brooks Koepka and Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott - major winners all - sharing the overnight lead and Tiger Woods lurking one shot back, a massive crowd filed into Augusta National expecting an extraordinary day's action.

Woods completed his victory with a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday.

"It's insane to think a 43-year-old who has experienced every high and every low and has just won his 15th major is chasing the same dream as a 3-year-old", the ad read, before showing a video of Woods as a child saying, "I'm gonna beat Jack Nicklaus". It was as if it was meant to be. He lifted the 10-year-old boy up for a big hug.

As Tiger navigated the carnage, he emerged with a back-nine lead he never relinquished, allowing him to have a safe and sweet walk up the packed 18th fairway to a victory he has for so long hoped would come his way.

There were concerns he would never be able to walk normally again, much less play golf. Woods also joins Nicklaus as the only player to have won the Masters in three different decades after he clinched his first as a 21-year-old in 1997. "You know, hopefully this year, I put myself there again, and hopefully I'll get it done".