Bettor wagers $85K to win $1.19M on Tiger Woods to claim Masters | Las Vegas Review-Journal

If Tiger Woods wins his fifth green coat Sunday, at least one Las Vegas bettor will feel like a million dollars. Literally.
A William Hill gambler Tuesday put an $85,000 bet to win $1.19 million on Woods to capture the Masters at 14-1 chances. The bet represents the largest liability for someone golf bet in William Hill’s U.S. history.
“It’s going to make a great tournament even more intriguing, if that is even possible,” William Hill sportsbook director Nick Bogdanovich said.
Woods hasn’t won the Experts since 2005, along with his triumph at the Tour Championship in September was his first victory in over five years.
“He’s playing nicely. Obviously includes a shot,” Bogdanovich said. “But the top tier of players is so profound today, you really have to play four excellent rounds to get it done.”
Woods is the Masters money leader in the Westgate, in which a bettor placed a $10,000 wager to win $120,000 on him to triumph at Augusta National Golf Club.

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