The man who won $1.19 million in April betting on Tiger Woods to win the Masters is rolling the dice on Woods once again. If the bettor is right this time, he would win $10 million.
James Adducci, the 39-year-old Wisconsin man who successfully bet $85,000 on Woods to win the Masters at 14-1 odds, took $100,000 of his winnings on Wednesday and bet on Woods to complete the grand slam this year, according to Stephen Hennessey of Golf Digest. Adducci received 100-1 odds from the SLS Casino in Las Vegas, the same sportsbook where he made his big Masters score.
For Adducci to win the bet, Woods would have to win the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in June and the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland in July. Woods won the 2002 U.S. Open at Bethpage and the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Royal Portrush is hosting the Open Championship for the first time since 1951.
Though Woods once held all four major championship trophies at the same time (2000-01) -- famously known as the Tiger Slam -- no player in history has won the modern grand slam in one calendar year.
"Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the biggest margin in history," Adducci told Golf Digest. "This is a very unique situation. That's the way I'm thinking about it. We know that with every win, the energy level will get amped up. His game gets elevated. The expectation-does he play well under pressure? He's the definition of excelling under pressure. That's how my brain works."
Adducci, however, may not be getting the most bang for his buck with his most recent wager. Woods' odds to win the PGA is 8-1; had Adducci bet his $100,000 on Woods to win the tournament and he won, Adducci would have taken home $800,000. He could then let those winnings ride and need only moderate odds in the U.S. Open and Open Championship in order to surpass $10 million.
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