A London-based bettor won more than $ 1.36 million on a $ 15.50 bet this week, and it all ended in a 35-1 long-shot bout in one of the longest playoffs in PGA history Trip.
The bet – a six-leg parlay or accumulator as they are known in the UK – was placed on June 22nd and paid out at odds of 90,396-1, according to Betfair, a UK-based online sports betting and betting exchange. There were two football matches at Euro 2020 and four overall winners at the weekend’s golf tournaments.
The legs of the parlay and odds were:
Croatia beats Scotland at +140.
England defeated Czech Republic at -182.
Steve Stricker wins the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at +500.
Nelly Korda wins the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with +1,400.
Viktor Hovland wins the BMW International Open at +650.
Harris English wins the Travelers Championship with +3,500.
“I was sure Hovland, Korda and Steve Stricker were good bets,” the unknown bettor told Betfair. “But I was a little unsure of Harris English.”
The first five legs of the parlay were hit before English, a 35-1 long-range shot to win the tournament, made a 28-foot putt on the 18th hole on Sunday that eventually put him in a playoff against Kramer Hickok. After both golfers made seven straight pars to open the playoff, English dropped a 16-foot birdie putt to win the tournament.
The eight-hole playoff was the longest playoff in a PGA Tour event in nine years and the longest game since 1949. The tournament ended after 1:00 AM London time. English won $ 1,368,000 helping the bettor win £ 1,039,554 which is roughly the same amount as English in US dollars.
“When he won the playoff, I was very relieved. I thought he lost it on the 18th hole after some idiosyncratic tee-offs,” the bettor told Betfair in a company statement.
“I thought I was going to have a heart attack when the winner putt went. I couldn’t believe it.”