Apparently, some Nevada and New Jersey bookmakers did not have faith in golf’s prodigal son, Tiger Woods. What kind of moron did not thing that he would win? Couldn’t be me. I definitely don’t owe Porkchop $100 for betting that Justin Thomas would win a major before him…
As it turns out, a lot of people owe a lot of money for Tiger’s miraculous comeback. William Hill U.S. Sportsbook in Las Vegas in particular had Tiger’s chances at 14-1.
One lucky bettor saw a golden opportunity and, making his first bet ever with that company, placed $85,000 on Tiger to win his fifth green jacket. Now, William Hill must pay out a $1.19 million which is the single largest golf ticket in the company’s history. This is just the fourth time they have ever had to make a 7-figure pay out.
William Hill was not the only sportsbook that felt the pain of doubting Tiger. BetStars in New Jersey reported a $360,000 net loss and even the SuperBook in Vegas reported as “high 5-figure” loss on their Masters Tournament bets.
Now, I really don’t have a problem with sportsbooks having Tiger’s odds super high or people doubting Tiger, again couldn’t be me. I do have a problem with the jabroni that won the million. What in the world was this guy doing placing what could have been his first bet ever on a guy who couldn’t walk last year in the amount of $85,000? I would have been losing my mind.