Golfing – Masters – Augusta Nationwide Golfing Membership – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 14, 2019. Spectators applaud as Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates at the 18th hollow to win the 2019 Masters. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
(Reuters) – A Wisconsin guy who wager $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was once passed a take a look at for $1.275 million through bookmaker William Hill on Monday.
An afternoon after Woods got here from at the back of to win his first main identify in 11 years, a video circulating on-line confirmed James Adducci selecting up his take a look at at SLS Las Vegas Lodge & On line casino.
The 39-year-old advised Golfing Digest that the 14-1 wager was once his first sports activities guess. The stockbroker, who works from house, mentioned he deliberate to spend the winnings on house enhancements and paying off money owed whilst making an investment the remainder.
Reviews mentioned the online $1.19 million payout was once the biggest for a unmarried price tag golfing wager within the corporate’s historical past in the USA.
“Beautiful excellent first wager,” Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill’s U.S. director of buying and selling, advised ESPN.
“It’s nice to peer Tiger again. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our greatest loss ever — however an excellent day for golfing.”
William Hill was once no longer the one bookmaker to really feel the ache after the 43-year-old Woods secured his 5th inexperienced jacket at Augusta Nationwide.
SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas had a “prime five-figure” web loss on its Masters futures, and offshore sportsbook BetOnline.ag mentioned the marvel win produced the corporate’s greatest loss on a futures marketplace, ESPN mentioned.
Reporting through Rory Carroll; Modifying through Peter Rutherford