Woods Masters Win Results In William Hill's Largest Ever Payout

William Hill paid out $1.275 to a single customer after Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters

Woods Masters Win Results In William Hill's Largest Ever Payout

William Hill paid out $1.275 to a single customer after Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters

Woods Masters Win Results In William Hill's Largest Ever Payout

Tiger Woods won his 15th Major Championship on Sunday to cause a large dent to William Hill's bank balance.

The 43-year-old was one of the tournament favourites and could be backed at around the 14/1 mark, which is what one punter in Vegas got him at.

That specific punter placed a whopping $85,000 on the Big Cat, resulting in the first million dollar liability in US betting history.

William Hill will be paying out a massive $1.275m to that particular gambler, and it was bad news in the UK too.

'Tiger was also extremely well backed in the UK and was not the result the bookies were hoping for,' a William Hill press release read.

You can imagine that many other bookies across the UK and rest of world will also be feeling slightly dented today after Woods' victory.

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“We will be writing a cheque for $1,275,000 after Tiger delivered for our Las Vegas customer,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

"As far as we can tell that is the biggest ever sports payout in our 85 year history.”

You would imagine that this sum could change the punter's life, although if you have enough cash to bet $85,000 on a single bet, perhaps the money carry the weight it would with us mere mortals.

Continuing with big money, Woods won $2,070,000 with his victory in what was the first time the Masters winner's cheque exceeded $2m.

In 1996 he won $486,000, less than a quarter of this year's tally.

In 2001, his second Masters title, Tiger took home $1,008,000 which was the first ever $1m+ first prize in the tournament's history.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, 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 has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x