One lucky gambler turned a wager of just a single dollar into nearly $680,000 last weekend.
According to a tweet from an Australian online sportsbook, someone drilled a 20-leg golf parlay during the BMW PGA Championship to earn the score.
The unnamed gambler picked the correct winner of 20 head-to-head pairings during Saturday’s play. While the golfers were technically playing against the entire field, sportsbook will offer head-to-head matchups based on who is paired together during the day’s play.
— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) October 11, 2020
For the longshot win, the bettor earned $679,894.66. The tournament took place at the Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England.
He or she correctly picked Graeme McDowell over Thomas Aiken, Richie Ramsay over Sean Crocker, Pablo Larrazabal over Thorbjorn Olesen, Bernd Wiesberger over Danny Willett, Kiradech Aphibarnrat over Joakin Lagergren, Lee Westwood over Robert MacIntyre, Martin Kaymer over Matt Wallace, Andy Sullivan over Alex Levy, David Horsey over Jordan Smith, Robert Rock over Julien Guerrier, Marcus Kinhult over Matthias Schwab, Masahiro Kawamura over Andrew Johnston, Ian Poulter over Wade Ormsby, Tommy Fleetwood over Sami Valimaki, Patrick Reed over Ryan Fox, Scott Hend over Gavin Green, Eddie Pepperell over Grant Forrest, Joachim B. Hansen over Adri Arnaus, Tyrrell Hatton over Victor Perez and Shane Lory over Matt Fitzpatrick.
Only five of the matches were decided by one stroke. Hatton ended up winning the four-day tournament and earned $1.15 million.
It’s an impressive gambling feat, but last year James Adducci took bet $85,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Woods won the green jacket and Adduci won $1.19 million.