• Tiger Woods Masters win leads to $1.2M payout to bettor

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Tigers Woods’ historic win at the Masters Tournament led to a $1.2 million payday for a gambler who took the odds on the golfer, who had not won a major tournament since 2008.

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    A Nevada bettor placed $85,000 on Woods, taking 14-1 odds, according to William Hill, a sportsbooks operator.

    Employees had to check with the William Hill head office before accepting the bet, which is the largest payout for a single bet for the sportsbook.

    “It’s great to see Tiger back. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our biggest golf loss ever — but a great day for golf,” Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill U.S. director of trading, told SB Nation.

    Woods came from behind Sunday to get the victory and his fifth green jacket.


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