£11.50 Bet Makes Golf Fan a Millionaire

Here’s news of an English success in more ways than one. A lucky gambler has turned an £11.50 bet into an amazing return of £1,039,554. His bet was a mixture of football and golf bets with culminative odds of 90,396/1.

The identity of the gambler hasn’t been made public. We do know that their wager was placed at Betfair, he comes from London and knows a heck of a lot about golf.

Their bet was a six-fold accumulator and began with two games at Euro 2020. Friday 18 June saw England beat the Czech Republic 1-0 and at the same time, Croatia were busy ending Scotland’s Euro 2020 dreams with a 3-1 win at Hampden Park.

That was the first two legs in the bag, but a lot harder work was needed to clinch this amazing bet. Betting on golf is one of the hardest tasks a gambler can have. There are big fields and not that many favourites winning. However, this punter managed to successfully predict the result of not one, not two, not three but four tournaments!

Steve Stricker was backed at 5/1 to win the Bridgestone Seniors Players Championship. There was no need for biting of nails on this leg of the six-fold as Stricker won the title by six strokes.

It wasn’t so easy for Nelly Korda though as she needed a four-under par final round to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. With odds of 14/1 on her winning, that certainly boosted this accumulator.

Another win came as Viktor Hoyland won the BMW International Open at odds of 13/2. That left just Harris English to win the Travelers Championship. His odds were 35/1, not bad considering he had just finished third in the US Open.

Now it’s often the case that the final leg of an accumulator lets you down. It’s either that or you have to go through Hell before it finally wins. The latter was the case here as English won the title but had to go through an eight-hole play-off against Kramer Hickok. That was the longest play-off on the US PGA tour in nine years.

A 20-foot birdie clinched the win for English and the agony turned into ecstasy as it clinched this amazing bet. No wonder the shocked gambler declared: “I thought I was going to have a heart attack when the winning putt went in, I couldn’t believe it.”

He regularly watches golf but admits to being “a little unsure” over English winning, especially after some wayward shots on the 18th hole. He now plans to take a couple of months off work and go travelling with his partner. Well, it was the Travellers Championship that clinched his win. A trip to the USA to play TPC Sawgrass is also planned.