A bookmaker in London won more than $ 1.36 million this week on a $ 15.50 bet, which came down to a 35-1 long shot in one of the longest playoff games in PGA Tour history .
The bet – a six-legged parlay or accumulator as they are known in the UK – was placed on 22 June and paid out at a odds of 90,396-1, according to Betfair, an online sports book and betting fair in the United Kingdom. It hosted two soccer matches in the Euro 2020 series and four live winners in this weekend’s golf tournaments.
The legs of the parlay and the chance were:
Croatia to defeat Scotland at +140.
England to defeat the Czech Republic at -182.
Steve Stricker to win the Bridegstone Senior Players Championship at +500.
Nelly Korda wins the KPMG Ladies PGA Championship at +1 400.
Viktor Hovland to win the BMW International Open at +650.
Harris Engels to win the Travelers Championship at +3 500.
“I was sure Hovland, Korda and Steve Stricker were good bets,” the unknown bettor told Betfair. “But I was a little unsure about Harris English.”
The first five innings of the game had already been hit before Engels, a 35-1 long shot to win the tournament, made a 28-pointer on the 18th hole on Sunday, which eventually put him in a playoff game against Kramer Hickock placed. After both golfers made seven straight parks to open the playoffs, English drained a 16-foot birdie to win the tournament.
The eight-hole playoff game was the longest playoff game in a PGA tournament in nine years and was the longest since 1949. The tournament ended after 01:00 London time. English won $ 1,368,000 and helped the bettor win £ 1,039,554, which means about the same amount of English dollars in US dollars.
“When he won the play-off match, I was very relieved. I thought he lost it after a few crosses on the 18th hole,” the bettor told Betfair.
‘I thought I was going to have a heart attack when the winning pit went in. I could not believe it.’