Rory McIlroy’s Open Championship victory bagged the 25-year-old £975k and a fancy-looking Claret Jug to go on his mantelpiece back at the gaff. Not too shabby for four days whacking a golf ball around Liverpool.
One Paddy Power punter didn’t quite win the guts of a million over the weekend, but Rory’s win did pocket them a juicy €74k to kick-start their summer.
McIlroy’s wire-to-wire victory in Merseyside clicked not one, but two whopping great punts from one online Irish customer to brighten up a sunny evening on the Emerald Isle. Both accumulators had 10 legs each, and the stake each time was just €20. The accas covered a range of sports from World Cup group betting, an ATP tennis tournament, racing from Newton Abbot and Royal Ascot, plus some US Open predictions as well as Rory’s Open Championship success.
Both bets were staked at the start of June, so this punter has had to be patient for a few weeks. But we suspect it was well worth the wait…
Bet 1: €20 staked at odds of 1,521/1. Returned: €30,402.70
Bet 2: €20 staked at odds of 2,175/1. Returned: €43,506.32
If that wasn’t enough, this punter also has another 10-fold currently running. Nine legs are up, and if McIlroy goes on to oblige in the US PGA Championship in a couple of weeks (he’s currently the 6/1 favourite) that will be another €30,402.70 from a €20 stake.
Our hats go off to you sir, and some top class punting.
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