The mystery United States punter placed an $85,000 (£64,900) bet on Woods winning the Masters with William Hill, two days before the tournament teed off, winning the life-changing sum from the 14/1 odds.
What's even crazier? It was the first wager ever placed by the unidentified customer at William Hill, which will mark the occasion by presenting the bettor with his check in person Monday afternoon. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele all received $858,667 for finishing right behind Woods in the standings.
"Pretty good first bet", 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. 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. Their big loss stemmed from a $10,000 bet they took in February on Woods to win at 12:1 odds.
Ella Dorsey, a weather presenter for Atlanta's CBS46, said she was bombarded with "death threats" after cutting into Tiger Woods' Masters victory to make a tornado warning. One pessimistic gambler bet $20,000 on "no" at -100,000 odds, meaning he will win just $20 if Woods fails to win the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship later this year.