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.
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.