Las Vegas gambler takes home $1.19 million on Tiger Woods’ Masters wager Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports · April 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm A Las Vegas sports gambler turned Tiger Woods’ historic victory in the Masters on Sunday into $1.19 million payout. William Hill US said a customer wagered $85,000 on last week on Woods to win Masters, one of golf’s most prized events. Woods, who had not won one of the four PGA major tournament since 2008, was at 14-to-1 odds when the bet was placed at SLS Las Vegas, one of William Hill’s 114 race and sportsbook locations in Nevada. The win represented the largest golf payout in William Hill history. “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 US Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich said in a statement. The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory and his 15th major championship, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems. Woods triumphed in last year’s Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013. Back on August 13, Woods opened as a co-favorite at 12-to-1 odds (along with Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy) to win the Masters. William Hill US spokesman Michael Grodsky said the next largest payout on Woods winning the Masters heading into the weekend was a $2,600 wager placed on April 1 when the odds were at 13-to-1. The bet netted the gambler $33,800. Before Sunday’s final round started, Woods was available at 3-to-1 odds to capture his fifth Green Jacket, which is awarded to the Masters champion. Howard Stutz is the executive editor of CDC Gaming Reports. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @howardstutz on Twitter.