BOOKMAKER William Hill suffered its greatest ever loss in golf after Tiger Woods’ incredible Masters win earned one punter £909,000.
A £65,000 bet was placed on the 15-time major winner on Tuesday, two days before the tournament at Augusta begun.
Getty Images – Getty Tiger Woods’ Masters win saw William Hill suffer its biggest loss in golf with a $1.19m payout
Woods, 43, came from behind in the final round to claim his fifth green jacket and first major since 2008.
But William Hill were not celebrating as the bookies had to pay out on the massive bet.
Nick Bogdanovich, the company’s US director of trading, said: “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.”
Woods, though, completed the greatest comeback in sporting history at Augusta with his first major in 11 years.
TIGER ROLLING ON
The American has overcome a humiliating sex scandal, a degrading DUI arrest and four back surgeries to claim the fifth green jacket.
Woods was joined by his girlfriend Erica Herman, kids Sam and Charlie, and mum Kultida on the 18th green.
The victory marked his 15th major which leaves Woods three short of Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18.
Woods did not know if he would ever play again just two years ago and plummeted to 1,199th in the world during his darkest days.
But he showed the old nerves of steel in a final-round two-under 70 to win by one shot from Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
It was worth a punt.
Tiger Woods wins The Masters 2019