Bettor wins more than $1M on Tiger, sportsbook's 'biggest loss ever'

Carrie Guzman
April 17, 2019

This title marks Woods' first major victory in over a decade and only his second PGA Tour victory in the last five years.

Tiger Woods' Masters win on Sunday is among the greatest comeback stories in sports history.

Plenty of sportsbooks and fantasy sports gambling websites reported huge losses after Woods slipped on his fifth green jacket, but none bigger than William Hill U.S.

"It's great to see Tiger back", William Hill U.S. director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said in a statement. "What a great day for golf!" added McIlroy after an emotional Woods hugged his mother, children and partner Erica Herman after his winning putt.

Adducci's reason for betting thousands with 14-1 odds?

Other books in Las Vegas took similar losses.

"A couple of years ago I didn't know if I was going to play golf again", added Woods, who underwent spinal fusion surgery in April 2017. "But they were for real".

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James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas.

"I thought he had a chance to be competitive", SuperBook's vice president of risk, Jeff Sherman was quoted as saying by ESPN.

"East Lake was a big step for me, confirming that I could still win out here and against the best players because obviously it's the hottest 30 guys for the year".

I say "life-changing", but presumably the unknown gambler had a fair bit of cash in the first place to put $85,000 on the veteran golfer.

In New Jersey, BetStars reported losing $360,000, which was the biggest loss they took on a single sporting event since they started serving the New Jersey market past year. The 2019 Masters Tournament's final round peaked at 12.1/28 in the final minutes of the 2:15 to 2:20 PM ET slot.

Tiger, meanwhile, held his nerve to card a 2-under-par 70, finishing one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. But Tiger's doing it now, so people are paying attention. She won 15 Grand Slams between Woods' 14th and 15th Major championship.

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