$85K wager on Tiger Woods winning Masters to pay $1.19M

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Tiger Woods hugs his family after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

For a generation of young sports fans, Woods' major triumphs were something they only heard about from their parents.

Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title on Sunday, marking an incredible comeback from injury and personal hardship that ended a almost 11-year-long championship drought.

"We are still doing well overall with wagers involving Tiger", Jeff Sherman, vice president of risk at Westgate SuperBook, said in an email.

It is not hyperbole to say that the rest of this year's majors run through the Cat.

Woods' victory on Sunday was a major milestone, especially considering the athlete has had countless injuries throughout the years (he underwent four back surgeries in 2014, 2015 and 2017).

"I saw light at the end of the tunnel", Fowler said of Woods winning another major.

Probably no single venue in sports inspires as much blind devotion as Augusta National, and I can't wait for its defenders to come at me with talk about how its refusal to distribute new jackets is some storied tradition. "I am so happy for him and for the game of golf". I thought he was ready, raring to go to win a major again and it only took him two more tries.

And the 15-time major victor jokingly admitted it's because of everything that goes on during a tournament.

Aged 43, Woods became the second-oldest Masters victor, trailing only Jack Nicklaus who won 46 in 1986. "At the previous Champions Dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years of not playing this great tournament and now I'm the champion".

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"Greatest comeback story in sports!" said three-time National Basketball Association champion Stephen Curry.

"But I did have my 30 seconds in the sun with the lead and it was a really cool feeling, and it just proves to my team and I that we can contend and that we can win on this property".

"We were a small loser to Tiger before the start but were able to fade it over the course of the tournament", Rood said. "I think the kids are starting to understand how much this game means to me, and some of the things I've done in the game".

Woods collects his green jacket from Patrick Reed.

An additional 15,000 tickets were made available for the championship on Monday morning, hours after Woods clinched his fifth Masters title. "No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office".

It was the fifth Masters title for Woods, his first since 2005, and it moved him three shy of the all-time record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus.

"Three years ago I said to my caddie and to everyone in my camp "I'm going to make a hole in one here one day" and sure enough it was my first one three years later", DeChambeau said.

"It's nice to see his story, his comeback, and to be a witness in the first person", Molinari said.

One local industry observer, who requested anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss these numbers, said if the weather had not forced rescheduling, the average rating for Woods' victory likely would have been as high as 12.0, peaking with at least 20 percent of the market's TV homes.