Thanks to Rory McIlroy, one punter won €74,000 from two ten-fold accumulators at the weekend 8 years ago

Thanks to Rory McIlroy, one punter won €74,000 from two ten-fold accumulators at the weekend

And no, it wasn’t his auld fella again…

As you probably know well by now, Rory’s Dad Gerry pocketed a tidy sum after his son tasted success at Hoylake yesterday, collecting £100,000 after a £200 bet he placed in 2004 on his son winning the British Open within ten years at odds of 500/1 came good. Two close mates of Gerry also woke up this morning a lot richer after placing similar bets on the Holywood star while he was still in his formative years.


They weren’t the only ones to profit from Rory’s third major title, however, as according to the Paddy Power blog, one Paddy Power punter had McIlroy to thank after two bets that were far more complicated than any wagers placed by Gerry McIlroy and his friends came good to the tune of €74,000, or €73,909.02 to be precise.

Placed at the start of June, the two €20 accumulators included bets on a series of events including the World Cup, the US Open Golf, the Aegon Tennis Championships, a variety of horse races, and finally, the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, with both bets featuring a punt on McIlroy to win at 8/1.

The first accumulator came in at odds of 1,521/1 and returned €30,402.70, the second came in at odds of 2,175/1 to return €43,506.32, while the bets on McIlroy in both accumulators were by far the biggest gambles; the highest odds barring the 8/1 wager on McIlroy was 9/4 on Ernie Els being the highest ranked South African player at the US Open.

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Pics via Paddy Power Blog

If you think that the punter in question was simply outrageously lucky and will never come close to earning such a fortune again, then you’re sadly mistaken as he has another ten-fold accumulator running and will collect €30,402.70 from a €20 stake if McIlroy (currently the 6/1 favourite) can go on and win the US PGA in Valhalla next month.

Pints on that lad until Christmas, wha?