On Sunday, Tiger Woods won the Masters for the first time in 14 years, and his first major title in nearly 11 years. For the win, Woods picked up a fifth Green Jacket, along with a check for $2 million.
While Woods was Sunday’s big winner, it was also a great day for gamblers who placed wagers on the legendary golfer.
The biggest payout went to James Adducci of Wisconsin, who placed an $85,000 wager at William Hill in Las Vegas for Woods to win at 14-1.
According to Yahoo Sports, Nick Bogdanovich, the director of trading at William Hill, “had to call his boss to clear the bet, which was the largest golf bet in the company’s history. He got the nod, and the money was laid down at 14-1 odds.”
It was the first time Adducci ever placed a sports bet in his life, and on Monday he picked up a check for $1,275,000.
Here’s William Hill’s statement via ESPN:
“It’s great to see Tiger back. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our biggest loss ever — but a great day for golf.”