On Sunday, Woods, 43, received the coveted inexperienced jacket (his fifth one!) after 4 days of play at Augusta Nationwide, incomes his first main victory in 11 years. The star, who beforehand received the Masters in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2005, took residence $2.01 million.
And Woods’ Masters win made one gambler $1.2 million richer.
James Adducci from Wisconsin positioned an $85,000 wager at SLS On line casino’s William Hill U.S. sportsbook in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Woods to win at 14-1 odds, in response to ESPN, which additionally reported that it was the primary wager ever positioned by Adducci at William Hill.
Adducci, who traveled again to Vegas on Monday, acquired a examine for $1.275 million, which is his unique stake plus the payout of $1.19 million, the biggest single golf ticket within the firm’s historical past within the U.S.
“In that second that he received, and I received, what was probably the most particular for me, and it’s why I positioned the wager within the first place, was simply seeing him share that victory along with his children,” Adducci, 39, informed CBS Information.
“To me, he’s an actual man with superhuman golf skills, and in that second, he had one thing along with his children that he’s by no means had earlier than,” he mentioned.
William Hill’s CEO, Joe Asher, even needed to authorize Adducci’s wager.
“I didn’t know, actually, that this was quite a bit to wager on golf,” Adducci mentioned. “After I mentioned how a lot I used to be trying to wager, it simply form of was laughable. I didn’t know what was taking place.”
Calling Woods’ win a “story for the ages,” Asher informed CBS Information that Adducci’s story is simply as exceptional. “Tiger climbs again to the highest, and a man from Wisconsin, on his first sports activities wager ever, wins over $1 million betting on him,” he mentioned.
Although Adducci’s pockets might be considerably bigger, William Hill is feeling bittersweet concerning the payout.
“Fairly good first wager,” William Hill U.S. director of buying and selling Nick Bogdanovich mentioned in an announcement obtained by ESPN.
“It’s nice to see Tiger again. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our greatest loss ever — however a terrific day for golf,” Bogdanovich mentioned.
Congratulations to James on a LEGENDARY win!
James received $1,190,000 when Tiger Woods was victorious within the 2019 Masters Event
— William Hill US (@WilliamHillUS) April 15, 2019
Different sportsbooks, even outdoors of Vegas, could have underestimated Woods’ odds.
Offshore sportsbook, BetOnline.ag, had its greatest loss ever on a futures market attributable to Woods’ win, in response to Golf.com.
New Jersey-based firm BetStars additionally skilled its largest loss with a complete of $360,000 payout. “I consider my direct quote was, ‘Guys, there’s no method Tiger is successful this match.’ Whoops,” Matthew Primeaux, senior vice chairman of technique and operations for BetStars, informed ESPN.