Armagh Golf Punter Lands £11,200 On Unlikely Double
A golf punter in County Armagh will be the toast of the clubhouse this week after scooping £11,200 from an incredible bet on last week’s tournaments.
The customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, did the £10 each-way bet in a County Armagh BoyleSports shop and picked the winners in both the European Tour and PGA Tour events at the weekend.
The first leg of the bet landed when 25/1 shot Joost Luiten got the better of Chris Wood in the Oman Open, aided by a 25-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole on the way to a two-shot victory.
It was left to Bubba Watson to close out the bet in the Genesis Open, but he made the punter sweat with three bogeys in his opening nine holes on Sunday.
With a tight leaderboard in the closing stages, the former Masters winner holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 14th to put himself in pole position to close out the win, finishing two shots ahead of Kevin Na and Tony Finau at -12. Watson had started the week at 40/1 meaning the bet overcome total odds of 1065/1.