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Las Vegas bettor wins $1.19M on Tiger Woods’ Masters victory

Updated April 14, 2019 - 7:14 pm

One Las Vegas sports bettor has 1.19 million reasons to be happy for Tiger Woods.

When Woods won his fifth Masters title at Augusta National on Sunday, the unnamed bettor was eligible to cash his $85,000 wager for $1.19 million at William Hill.

The individual made the bet Tuesday inside one of William Hill’s Las Vegas sportsbooks at 14-1 odds.

“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,” William Hill sportsbook director Nick Bogdanovich said in a news release.

The win represents the largest golf payout in William Hill history.

One bettor placed $10,000 on Woods at the Westgate at 12-1 to win $120,000, and another wagered $5,000 at 14-1 to win $70,000. Westgate sportsbook manager Jeff Sherman reported an upper five-figure loss.

“It was the worst result that I can recall (for the Westgate),” Sherman said.

Woods opened as an 8-1 favorite at the Westgate to win the PGA Championship from May 16 to 19. Dustin Johnson is 10-1 and Rory McIlroy 12-1. Sherman said Woods’ victory could lead to an uptick in wagering for the PGA Championship, and he’s “anticipating an extraordinary handle.”

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