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 guess $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was once passed a test for $1.275 million by means of 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 test at SLS Las Vegas Resort & On line casino.
The 39-year-old informed Golfing Digest that the 14-1 guess was once his first sports activities bet. The stockbroker, who works from house, stated he deliberate to spend the winnings on house enhancements and paying off money owed whilst making an investment the remainder.
Studies stated the online $1.19 million payout was once the biggest for a unmarried price tag golfing guess within the corporate’s historical past in the US.
“Lovely just right first guess,” Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill’s U.S. director of buying and selling, informed ESPN.
“It’s nice to peer Tiger again. It’s a painful day for William Hill — our greatest loss ever — however a perfect 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 stated the marvel win produced the corporate’s greatest loss on a futures marketplace, ESPN stated.
Reporting by means of Rory Carroll; Modifying by means of Peter Rutherford