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Sports Bettor wins $1.19 Million On Tiger

Sports Bettor wins $1.19 Million On Tiger @iam.ajm

Most Sportsbooks didn’t believe Tiger Woods would win the Masters, they were wrong.

Woods captured the Masters on Sunday, his first major title since the 2008 U.S. Open and first win at Augusta National since 2005. Woods was listed among the top tier of contenders, closing at around 12-1.

Tiger captured the Masters on Sunday, his first major title in 11 years. Woods was listed among the top tier of players, at around 12-1.

“On Tuesday, a bettor at a William Hill U.S. sportsbook at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win at 14-1 odds. It was the first bet ever placed by the customer at William Hill and will pay out $1.19 million, the largest single golf ticket in the company’s history in the U.S.”

Woods finished off the win with a -2 on Sunday. He entered the final round two shots back of Francesco Molinari. History has shown that Tiger does not comeback on Major Sunday’s because he prefers to play with a share of the lead. Therefore sporstbooks weren’t convinced Tiger had it him and were willing to extend live odds.

BetStars’ sportsbook in New Jersey reported taking an approximately $360,000 net loss on its Masters futures market, the largest in the company’s brief history offering sports betting in the U.S. BetStars also boosted Woods’ odds, at one point offering the five-time Masters champion at 100-1 with a $10 limit as a promotion.

Matthew Primeaux, senior vice president of strategy and operations for BetStars, said the book had discussed allowing players to bet $100 on Woods at 100-1, but later settled on $10.

“I believe my direct quote was, ‘Guys, there’s no way Tiger is winning this tournament,'” Primeaux told ESPN. “Whoops.”

Paulina Gretzky Heads to Aspen for her 30th Birthday with Fiancè Dustin Johnson

Paulina Gretzky Heads to Aspen for her 30th Birthday with Fiancè Dustin Johnson @paulinagretzky

Sorry guys, Paulina and fiancè Dustin Johnson are still going strong despite all those cheating rumors, Paulina shared the following pictures via her Instagram story as she heads to Aspen, Colorado, with her brood in tow.

Looks like the two had a cozy flight!

Dustin pulled out all the stops for his long-time fiancè’s birthday!

Paulina even had custom crop hoodies with “Paulina’s Dirty 30”  on them.

We have a feeling this party is just getting started, we will be following closely all weekend long!

DUSTIN AND PAULINA THE SAGA CONTINUES

DUSTIN AND PAULINA THE SAGA CONTINUES @djohnsonpga

Looks like all is well between Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson.

The 34-year old golfer took to Instagram, to share a snap from his date night with Gretzky, 29, at a Kid Rock concert.

“Thanks kid for an amazing show @paulinagretzky,” Johnson captioned the shot. Johnson’s post comes a month after Gretzky purged him from her own social media page. 

BROOKS KOEPKA DENIES FIGHT WITH DJ

BROOKS KOEPKA DENIES FIGHT WITH DJ @BKOEPKA

Yesterday we reported on a rumor swirling around that long time friends Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson got in an altercation after the Ryder Cup concluded Sunday.  Well it looks like Brooks is ready to set the record straight.

When asked about the altercation at a news conference in Scotland ahead of the European Tour’s Alfred Dunhill Links event, Koepka said, “This Dustin thing I don’t get, there is no fight, no argument, he’s one of my best friends. I love the kid to death and we talked on the phone Monday and yesterday and he told me how he thought.”

“People like to make a story and run with it. It’s not the first time there’s been a news story that isn’t true that has gone out. As far as the camaraderie [within the U.S. Ryder Cup team] it was fine, it was perfect. The problem is you guys try to find a reason why we lost and the simple reason is we didn’t play good.”

DUSTIN JOHNSON & BROOKS KOEPKA FIGHT?

DUSTIN JOHNSON & BROOKS KOEPKA FIGHT? @alternateshot

A report coming out of France is reporting that Dustin Johnson and his Ryder Cup teammate Brooks Koepka almost came to blows Sunday night after the Ryder Cup.

James Corrigan of the Telegraph was the first to report the story on Johnson and Koepka, who are considered friends and workout partners. They were at a party with the European Ryder Cup team when the incident occurred. Corrigan said witnesses were “clearly shocked and upset by the nastiness, which was very threatening.” The duo played together in Saturday afternoon foursomes, losing to Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. The Golf Channel and the Guardian posted similar allegations to Corrigan’s initial report.

Johnson’s fiance Paulina Gretzky and Koepka’s fiance Jena Sims were both in there room at the time along with European players wives.  Insiders said that Gretzky was “clearly shocked and upset by the nastiness, which was very threatening.”

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