Wisconsin man’s wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M

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The mystery USA punter placed an $85,000 (£64,900) bet on Woods winning the Masters with William Hill, two days before the tournament teed off, winning the life-changing sum from the 14/1 odds.

Other books in Las Vegas took similar losses.

Colin says Tiger has amazingly established this unique ability to be beloved by the American public even though he's lived a life that would normally incite quite the opposite reaction.

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.

Tiger Woods celebrates after he won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. "Tiger climbs back to the top, and a guy from Wisconsin, on his first sports bet ever, wins over $1 million betting on him".

And now that Woods finally has that elusive fifteenth major tournament win under his belt, the only question that remains is not if, but *when* will he win his sixteenth.

Tiger Woods secured his fifth green jacket. and $1.2 million for a mystery punter. "To get his 15th after a long wait, after a lot of years away from competitive golf, being in a position where he wasn't sure he was going to play again, it's cool stuff". "Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today?" It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters and 11 years since his last victory in a major. The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas lost a "high-five-figure" sum. According to ESPN, the company had discussed allowing people to bet $100 at those odds, but settled on the $10 limit later.

Woods is now just one TOUR victory shy of tying Sam Snead's record of 82 victories.

"It keeps 18 (majors) in play", Fowler told a small group of reporters amid what for Augusta National amounted to frenzied scenes outside the clubhouse as thousands of spectators congregated hoping to catch a glimpse of the new champion.

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