AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after making his putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo: (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo: (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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

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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