Bettor Wins $1.19 Million On Tiger Woods Winning The Masters

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Tiger Woods won one man a ton of money Sunday afternoon after winning The Masters.

ESPN reported the following Sunday:

On Tuesday, a bettor at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win at 14-1 odds. It was the first bet ever placed by the customer at William Hill and will pay out $1.19 million, the largest single golf ticket in the company’s history in the U.S.

It’s believed to be the fourth seven-figure payout on a bet at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook.

This man has to send Woods a massive case of champagne, right? Before taxes, Woods just made him a millionaire after winning his fifth Masters. That’s about as baller as it gets. If that’s not a bro move, then I don’t know what is. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Hottest Women On Instagram)

Of course, I’m sure anybody willing and able to wager $85,000 is probably already rich, but that’s not the point. (RELATED: Tiger Woods’ Wins 15th Major At The Masters)

If you want to win big, then you have to gamble big. The ESPN article also pointed out that Westgate Las Vegas “likely” had the “largest loss on a golf event” in the company’s history after the legendary golfer won Sunday.

One man’s massive day was a terrible day for the gambling industry. It sounds like people were pouring money on Tiger to win, and the sportsbooks took an extremely hard hit.

Don’t feel too sad for them. Nothing stays the same for long in the world of gambling. I have no doubt the sportsbooks will make back their money soon enough.

As for the unnamed man who pocketed nearly $1.2 million, I hope he doesn’t spend it all in one place.