Rory McIlroy’s British Open win paid off a bet that is big his father.
Rory McIlroy’s win this weekend at the 2014 Open Championship (perhaps better called the open that is british was huge for the young golfer’s job. It absolutely was his third major championship, making him just the 3rd player to win three majors by age 25, joining a few guys you may have heard of: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
But the win may have been also larger for McIlroy’s father and a few of his buddies.
When McIlroy putted down on the 18th green at Hoylake, he fulfilled a bet that had been made by their father Gerry and two friends over a decade ago. In 2004, Gerry McIlroy placed a bet on his son, then 15 years old, to win the open that is british the time he was 25 (or put another way, before he turned 26).
Ladbrokes was happy to take the £200 ($341) bet, and even gave the elder McIlroy 500-1 odds. After all, as talented as young Rory may be, he had been a good way of from being capable of winning among the planet’s biggest golf tournaments.
McIlroy Covers Bet on Final Opportunity
But a funny thing occurred on the next decade. McIlroy didn’t just become a professional golfer, but he became perhaps the best player of his generation. Soon he was a perennial danger to win the Open, and those 500-1 were looking incredibly generous. Still, heading into last week’s tournament, McIlroy just had the main one last opportunity to win „Rory McIlroy Win Takes Care Of Ten-Year-Old Bet for His Dad“ weiterlesen