Tiger Woods' victory at Masters results in golf record $1.2 million payout at sportsbook

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William Hill sports book gave out its biggest golf payout in its U.S. history when a bettor put over $80,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters.
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Tiger Woods donning the green jacket Sunday resulted in some serious green for a couple of Las Vegas bettors. 

A bettor won nearly $1.2 million when Woods broke his 11-year majors drought with his fifth career win at the Masters. The person placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win his 15th major at the William Hill location inside SLS Las Vegas when the odds were 14-1 on April 9.  

Somebody won $130,000 from a Woods bet placed at Westgate Las Vegas’ sportsbook, according to manager Ed Salmons. Westgate also paid out another $75,000 on another futures bet. 

The payout at William Hill was the largest since the sportsbook paid out more than $4.5 million over three bets on the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LII in February 2018. It also was the largest ever payout on a non-Super Bowl bet by William Hill, which operates more than 100 sportsbooks in Nevada and New Jersey. 

Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill U.S., told USA TODAY Sports that Woods’ win resulted in a loss of “seven…

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