Tiger Woods moves to No. 13 with Masters victory

Ross Houston
April 17, 2019

A record that could be broken as the 43-year old still clearly has a few good years left - even though Woods is now the second-oldest player to win golf's most prestigious tournament.

"It really is a comeback story that I think rivals anything that's ever been written", he said.

Molinari took a two-shot lead into the final round and was still two ahead with seven holes to play, only to hit his tee shot on the daunting par-three 12th into Rae's Creek to run up a double bogey. "It's a painful day for William Hill-our biggest loss ever-but a great day for golf".

Tiger Woods' return to major championship glory was cheered by the golf masses, but the folks accepting wagers on the Masters have had better days.


Molinari, who also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in March, added: 'I learnt a lot from today, from the whole week.

William Hill has previously had to fork out seven-figure payouts at its sportsbook in the USA three times, with each of the bets backing the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. 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.

The person who placed the bet at a Las Vegas sportsbook will get a check for $1.19 million Monday.

"But I'm a little surprised by him winning, especially with the competition he faced". Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele all received $858,667 for finishing right behind Woods in the standings.


Closer to home, ESPN reports that BetStars' sportsbook in New Jersey got hit for an approximate $360,000 loss on the futures market due to the tournament win.

Woods is among the early favorites in every major tournament remaining this year.

His 15th major win has seen Woods moved up to sixth in the world rankings having been ranked outside the top 600 as recently as 2017. But Tiger's doing it now, so people are paying attention.


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