Golf

Tiger’s win earns bettor $1.7m

A man who betted US$85,000 (S$115,000) on Tiger Woods to win the Masters was handed a cheque for US$1.275m by bookmaker William Hill on Monday.

A day after Woods won his first Major title in 11 years, a video circulating online showed James Adducci, 39, picking up his cheque at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

He told Golf Digest that the 14-1 bet was his first sports wager. Reports said the net US$1.19m payout was the largest for a single ticket golf bet in the company's US history. - REUTERS

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