Fans Roar At The Masters As Tiger Woods Wins 5th Green Jacket

Tiger Woods Makes History Again Winning The Masters

The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters in a historic and masterful performance, capturing his 5th Green Jacket to the delight of roaring fans at Augusta National. Woods’ victory was worth $2,070,000, and brought golf to the forefront of the sports world again. Woods’ win also rewarded many bettors including one guy in Nevada that bet $85,000 on Woods to win at 14-1 odds and was rewarded with a $1.19 million payday.

I covered the Masters for various outlets including Forbes, TheLines and at Vegas Sports Zone with links to reference throughout this update.

Woods buried the sportsbooks with an unforgettable win at the Masters. His emotional victory was one for the ages, and his first major championship win since 2008 (U.S. Open). His last Masters victory was in 2005 – setting the record for longest stretch between Masters wins by an individual player.

Woods won the 2019 Masters with a 13-under par and 275 total, one stroke better than Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. Third round leader Francisco Molinari made two double bogey’s on the back nine Sunday to finish tied for fifth.

Pre-tournament betting favorite Rory McIlroy (-5) finished 21st.

A major weekend at the Masters was set with Woods was 1-shot off the lead heading into the weekend behind 5 co-leaders on top at 7-under par. But soft conditions set up a record scoring day on Saturday, and Woods moved up to play in the final group and threesome in Sunday’s final round. Woods and Tony Finau started the day at 11-under, 2-shots behind leader Francisco Molinari.

The betting activity on Woods was heavy throughout the weekend, and new Sportsbook operators DraftKings, FanDuel and BetStars in New Jersey suffered more than $1 million in losses with Woods’ win while also getting whacked with Big Bertha through various promotions.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 15: (L-R) William Hill US CEO Joe Asher, James Adducci and SLS Las Vegas general manager Paul Hobson stand with an ceremonial check of Adducci’s winnings after cashing his winning ticket at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas Hotel on April 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for William Hill US)

William Hill US suffered it’s biggest loss ever in golf, thanks to an $85,000 win bet on Tiger Woods at 14-1 odds by a Wisconsin man who collected $1.275 million on the Woods win wager.

“It’s great to see Tiger back,” director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said in a release. “It’s a painful day for William Hill – our biggest loss ever – but a great day for golf.”

Westgate SuperBook golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman added, “I thought Woods had a chance to be competitive. But I’m a little surprised by him winning, especially with the competition he faced.”

Full leaderboard and final results of 2019 Masters.

Tiger Woods is now the betting favorite at 8-1 to win the 2019 PGA Championship9 in May, and the 2020 Masters.

Author: FairwayJay

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