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Punter Wins Big With 20-Leg Golf Bet

October 19, 2020

- Dean Cole

Source: pxfuel.com
Golf may not always have ranked anywhere near footy or the MLB as far favourite sports to bet on go, but some significant recent wins may very well be edging the sport higher up on the popularity rankings. Who can forget last year’s $1.19 paid to James Adducci by William Hill U.S. off a $85,000 bet wagered on Tiger Woods winning the 2019 edition of the Masters Tournament? And certainly nobody will anytime soon forget an Australian gambler’s recent 20-leg golf parlay bet that saw him turn a perfectly lacklustre $1 wager into a phenomenal AUD$679,894 payout.

The bet, wagered on the BMW PGA Championship via Sportsbet.com.au, required supreme patience of the punter. A parlay-bet, the wager required of the bettor to correctly predict all 20 legs played as part of the famous championship competition – which, of course, the lucky striker (presumably an Australian national) duly did.

A 100% Strike Rate

Played each year at the Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey in England, the competition features some of the world’s top golfers. The on-the-mark bettor obviously had some superbly clear ideas of who to bet his or her money on (they’ve elected to remain anonymous). Some truly interesting choices dominated preference on the bet lines, all of which obviously ultimately paid off in the grandest way imaginable. As for the nature of the odds involved in the acing of the parlay in a way nothing short of the miraculous? A monstrous 679,865 to 1.

Some top picks aced by the lucky bettor include Richie Ramsay over Sean Crocker, Lee Westwood over Robert MacIntyre, Andy Sullivan over Alex Levy, David Horsey over Jordan Smith, Patrick Reed over Ryan Fox, Tyrrell Hatton over Victor Perez, and Robert Rock over Julien Guerrier – all packing the perfect punch on the value lines.

More Luck Than Most

Truly incredible about the entire lot is that of those picked by the punter as ultimate round-scorers, at least a quarter were decided by a single stroke – giving new meaning to close shave. The closest shave of all was four two-balls aced by a single shot.

Had only 1 of the 20 outcomes been incorrectly predicted, the entire bet would have been lost and the incredible ultimate payout completely forfeited. Such is the precarious but certainly super-exciting nature of the parlay bet.

Dream Come True For Hatton

Pro English golfer Tyrell Hatton ultimately finished the overall winner of the Wentworth-played championship, shooting 67 in a holding-off of rival Victor Perez. And it’s a win Hatton says has been a career goal long in the making. Though Hatton, who had been a regular in the crown spectating at Wentworth whilst growing up, said he would have preferred seeing his dream come true in front of a crowd, he added that it remained an incredible personal achievement to win the trophy. Even though he now gets to look forward to playing the upcoming Masters, said Hatton, the immediate order of businesses would be to celebrate a huge personal dream and milestone finally realised.

After a three-shot lead held onto overnight, the English player ultimately triumphed Perez by four. Perez had been Hatton’s number one threat all throughout but crippled his own chances on the back of a straying drive at the par-five 17th. What the French player had actually needed was a birdie. A wayward drive was definitely not part of the plan.

Not even an encounter with water on the closing hole would keep Hatton away from the win. In the end, Perez could do no more than to valiantly cling to a clean second.

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