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Man bets $85,000 on 14-1 odds of Tiger Woods winning Masters

Man bets $85,000 on 14-1 odds of Tiger Woods winning Masters

A record that could be broken as the 43-year old still clearly has a few good years left - even though Woods is now the second-oldest player to win golf's most prestigious tournament.

"I'm not going to play as much as I did previous year", he said.

"It's great to see Tiger back", Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill U.S. said in a release.

William Hill wasn't the only book to take a hit on the day. "It's a painful day for William Hill-our biggest loss ever-but a great day for golf".

The unidentified bettor earned a record $1.19 million payout from William Hill after Woods triumphed Sunday at Augusta National following an eventful final round to claim his first major title in nearly 11 years. In addition, the peak time of the broadcast came in the 2:00 pm ET hour and, given the presence of the phenomenal theater with Woods and the accumulation of viewers, an impressive rating was posted.

James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas.

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"I think 18 is a whole lot closer than people think", he said.

"I thought he had a chance to be competitive", SuperBook's vice president of risk, Jeff Sherman was quoted as saying by ESPN. He said he had a feeling Woods would win because his children were watching.

BetStars' sportsbook in New Jersey, meanwhile, reported a $360,000 loss on its Masters future market, the largest in its history.

The local audience peaked between 1:15 and 1:30, when 12.7 percent of the Chicago market's TV homes - or nearly 413,000 households - tuned in.

Woods is among the early favorites in every major tournament remaining this year.

Combined with an encore presentation, the final round combined for a 11.1 rating, which would be the best for the final round of The Masters since 2010, when Phil Mickelson won and Woods finished tied for fourth as he returned from a scandal that began with him driving into a fire hydrant.