U.K. bettor hits $1.36M parlay on English putt


A London-based bettor gained greater than $1.36 million this week on a $15.50 guess, and all of it got here right down to a 35-1 lengthy shot battling in one of many longest playoffs in PGA Tour historical past.

The guess — a six-leg parlay, or accumulator, as they’re recognized in the UK — was positioned June 22 and paid out at 90,396-1 odds, in accordance with Betfair, a U.Okay.-based on-line sportsbook and betting trade. It featured two soccer matches in Euro 2020 and 4 outright winners within the weekend’s golf tournaments.

The legs of the parlay and odds have been:

  • Croatia to defeat Scotland at +140.

  • England to defeat Czech Republic at -182.

  • Steve Stricker to win the Bridgestone Senior Gamers Championship at +500.

  • Nelly Korda to win the KPMG Girls’s PGA Championship at +1,400.

  • Viktor Hovland to win the BMW Worldwide Open at +650.

  • Harris English to win the Vacationers Championship at +3,500.

“I used to be positive that Hovland, Korda and Steve Stricker have been good bets,” the unidentified bettor instructed Betfair. “However I used to be a bit not sure on Harris English.”

The primary 5 legs of the parlay had already hit earlier than English, a 35-1 lengthy shot to win the event, made a 28-foot putt on the 18th gap Sunday that finally put him in a playoff in opposition to Kramer Hickok. After each golfers made seven straight pars to open the playoff, English drained a 16-foot birdie putt to win the event.

The eight-hole playoff was the longest playoff in a PGA Tour occasion in 9 years and tied for the longest since 1949. The event ended after 1 a.m. London time. English gained $1,368,000 and helped the bettor win £1,039,554, which interprets to roughly the identical quantity of English’s haul in U.S. {dollars}.

“When he gained the playoff, I used to be very relieved. I believed he had misplaced it after some wayward tee photographs on the 18th gap,” the bettor instructed Betfair in an organization launch.

“I believed I used to be going to have a coronary heart assault when the successful putt went in. I could not imagine it.”


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