Man Wins £44,000 From £10 Golf Bet

Stephen has said he will save £38,000 to help him buy a house and will head to Stockholm this weekend to celebrate!

Man Wins £44,000 From £10 Golf Bet

Stephen Kelly from Aberdeen bet £10 on a double of SSP Chawrasia and Adam Hadwin

Man Wins £44,000 From £10 Golf Bet

It looks like the GM Tipster has some stiff competition.

Stephen Kelly from Scotland raked in a massive £44,000 at the weekend after correctly picking both S.S.P Chawrasia to win the Indian Open and Adam Hadwin to win the Valspar Championship in a double.

With the huge time zone differences between New Delhi and Florida, Kelly had to wait all Sunday to find out whether Canadian Hadwin could seal the deal.

Hadwin began the final round of the Valspar Championship with a four stroke lead and managed to maintain it heading into the back nine.


However, three birdies from 2nd-place Patrick Cantlay and a costly double-bogey from Hadwin meant the pair were level with just two to play.

In the end, Cantlay bogeyed the 18th and Hadwin parred to win Stephen his £44k bet.

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He told MailOnline: "It's just about starting to sink in now. At the time it was just relief as I had been waiting for most of the day knowing that Chawrasia had won.

"At the start of the day I wasn't too concerned, but after a few beers and watching the football I began to get nervous at the thought of missing out on that kind of money.

"And then Hadwin put the ball in the water - it made for a very nervous ending.

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"I was delighted when he made it and I had all my friends and family phoning and texting. Nobody could believe it."

Stephen regularly bets on golf and fancied S.S.P Chawrasia to win because oh his home-prowess and liked Hadwin because of a recent spell of top 25 finishes.

Stephen has also said he will save £38,000 to help him buy a house and will head to Stockholm this weekend to celebrate!

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x