Betting on golf is one of the toughest wagers in sports. I liken it to roulette. Pick a bunch of players and hope. Or, pick a couple and really start praying.
We remember the guy who won $1.2 mil betting on Tiger to win the Masters. And who subsequently lost $100,000 wagering on Woods to win take the Grand Slam.
Well, an Icelandic gambler nearly pulled off a six-fig payday on a PGA Championship parlay. He came this close as GolfDigest.com’s Stephen Hennessey reports.
The Vegas Sports Information Network reported on the very bold “make-the-cut” parlay for the PGA Championship placed by Icelandic gambler Spencer McIlmoyle. For the casual reader, a parlay is a wager with multiple bets included, and it only pays out if every bet wins. McIlmoyle’s bet was a $3,448 10-leg parlay on seven golfers to make the cut and three golfers to miss the cut. The potential payday? $155,000.
“That’s a little kick in the pants, there.”
Parlay enthusiast Spencer McIlmoyle @Spennymac84 on missing his $155K #PGAChamp parlay by one stroke.@MitchMossRadio @paulyhoward on #FollowTheMoney
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— VSiN (@VSiNLive) May 20, 2019