Kildare punter nets big from outrageous golf bet
Mysterious golf guru.
A Kildare customer has won big in their local BoyleSports outlet this week after they picked Billy Horschel to win the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament and Alvaro Quiros to win The Rocco Forte Open.
The anonymous customer had €2.50 each way on both golfers at 125/1 as well as a €2.50 each-way double, bringing the total stake up to €15. Both golfers won their respective tournaments at the weekend.
The single bets netted a combined €760 and the each-way double resulted in a €41,380 windfall. That brought the customer's total winnings up to €42,140.
After Jason Day’s par putt veered left for a bogey that handed the AT&T Byron Nelson to Billy Horschel on Sunday evening, the relieved champion told the former number one player in the world that that wasn’t the way he wanted to win.
In addition to his chat with Day, he posted this tweet a couple of hours after his victory which shows how much of a graceful winner he is...
What a week at @attbyronnelson. Feel for my man @JDayGolf. So thankful for all your support over the last few weeks! pic.twitter.com/uSBlfJkaOl
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) May 22, 2017
But it was the second golfer who really pulled through for the anonymous punter. Alvaro Quiros hadn't won a tournament since 2011.
And it looked as though he had blown his chances in this tournament again after he wasted a seven-shot lead at 2o under par.
It was an ugly finish in the end, but ugly or not, they all count.
It's been six long years, but Álvaro Quirós is finally back in the @EuropeanTour winner's circle! He wins the #RoccoForteOpen in a playoff. pic.twitter.com/2fWvIy5Ppn
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 21, 2017
“Hats off to the eagle eyed customer for picking both golfers to win at such big odds. They certainly have BoyleSports in the bunker on this occasion,” said BoyleSports spokesperson Liam Glynn.
Glynn also noted that the customers' nails must be a lot shorter after both golfers had to go to the play-offs to win their tournaments.