Rory McIlroy’s British Open win paid off a bet that is big their father.
Rory McIlroy’s win on the weekend at the 2014 Open Championship (perhaps better called the British Open) had been huge for the young golfer’s profession. It had been their 3rd major championship, making him only the third player to win three majors by the age of 25, joining a few guys you may have heard of: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
But the win may have been even bigger for McIlroy’s daddy and a couple of their friends.
Whenever McIlroy putted out on the 18th green at Hoylake, he fulfilled a bet that had been made by his father Gerry and two friends over about ten years ago. In 2004, Gerry McIlroy placed a bet on their son, then 15 years old, to win the open that is british the time he had been 25 (or put another way, before he turned 26).
Ladbrokes was very happy to take the £200 ($341) bet, and even gave the elder McIlroy 500-1 odds. After all, as talented as young Rory could be, he was a good way of from being capable of winning among the earth’s golf tournaments that are biggest.
McIlroy Covers Bet on Final Opportunity
But a funny thing took place on the next decade. McIlroy didn’t just develop into a professional golfer, but he became probably the player that is best of his generation. Soon he had been a perennial risk to win the Open, and those 500-1 were looking incredibly generous. Still, going into last week’s tourna Continue reading