The bettor who won $1.2 million when Tiger Woods won the Masters is shooting to get a larger score this summer. And he is gambling Tiger can turn his $100,000 bet into $10 million.
James Adducci (pictured) placed a $100,000 bet on Woods to win the 2019 Grand Slam at 100-1 odds. Adducci flew from his home in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to place the bet at SLS casino in Las Vegas, where William Hill US confirmed the wager at its sportsbook. That is the same casino and sportsbook where Adduccti cashed in $1.2 million on his very first sports wager on Woods.
“[William Hill] told me it’s a bet that has never been seen before.” Adducci advised Golf Digest. “To make $1 million is a step. To make $10 million is leaping to a new level.”
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Adducci’s wager on Woods isn’t best, and he could have gotten longer odds than 100-1 had he shopped around or requested the bet to other sportsbooks such as Caesars. However, Adducci stayed with William Hill US, and explained why he moved ahead with another big bet on Tiger to capture all four majors and finish that the 2019 Grand Slam.
“Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the largest margin in history,” Adducci said. “This is a really distinctive situation. That’s the way I am thinking about it. We know that with every triumph, the energy level will get amped up. His match becomes raised… he’s the definition of progressing under pressure. That is the way my mind functions.”
Woods winning the Grand Slam in a calendar year would be historical for him and the bettor, Adducci.
Only three golfers — Koepka, Spieth, and McIlroy — have won two majors in the exact same calendar year because 2010. No one has won three in exactly the same year because Tiger at 2000, and no player has won the modern era Grand Slam with regard to the Masters, US Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship.
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