You read that right. Some guy bet eight dollars and ended up with almost a million by betting on the Ryder Cup. That’s the parlay we all dream of hitting, and this dude did it betting on golf, which, in my opinion, is probably one of the hardest sports to bet on. Now it’s time for Strokes to explain how he hit it.
For those of you unfamiliar with golf, the Ryder Cup consists of three different types of rounds between American and European Golfers. This guy chose to bet on the round that consists of twelve singles matches (1v1). Here’s what his 12 leg parlay looked like:
Xander Schauffele (US) vs. Rory McIlroy (EU): McIlroy (+180)
Patrick Cantlay (US) vs. Shane Lowry (EU): Cantlay (-120)
Scottie Scheffler (US) vs. Jon Rahm (EU): Scheffler (+230)
Bryson DeChambeau (US) vs. Sergio Garcia (EU): DeChambeau (-105)
Collin Morikawa (US) vs. Viktor Hovland (EU): Tie (+550)
Dustin Johnson (US) vs. Paul Casey (EU): Johnson (-159)
Brooks Koepka (US) vs. Bernd Wiesberger (EU): Koepka (-154)
Tony Finau (US) vs. Ian Poulter (EU): Poulter (+200)
Justin Thomas (US) vs. Tyrrell Hatton (EU): Thomas (-159)
Harris English (US) vs. Lee Westwood (EU): Westwood (+190)
Jordan Spieth (US) vs. Tommy Fleetwood (EU): Tie (+650)
Daniel Berger (US) vs. Matt Fitzpatrick (EU): Berger (-173)
And the lucky schmuck hit every single one. Think about betting a twelve-leg parlay in the NFL. You at least have the ability to look at what teams suck and what teams don’t. These guys are the top golfers in the world, meaning that in a 1v1 match play scenario it can quite literally go either way. Not to mention the fact that John Rahm and Tony Finau have been on the top of their game (this guy picks them to lose), and it’s nearly impossible to predict that there are going to be two ties in the singles round – let alone pick which two of the matches are going to end up being tied. Then when you look at the missed putt by Colin Morikawa and the missed putt by Paul Casey that solidified his betting win (both of those guys have made those putts plenty of times in their careers) – I’m just in awe. Good for that dude.