BBC SPOTY: £10,000 Bet On Mcllroy!
Rory Mcllroy has attracted a massive £10,000 bet at William Hill to be named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year at 5/6. Should the Liverpool based customer be proved correct he will pocket a cool £18,300.
Rory has now been cut to 4/6 and is the favourite ahead of Lewis Hamilton at 11/4 and Jonny Wilkinson 7/1.
"The £10,000 was stored in a Warburtons bread bag and he will certainly be winning a good deal of bread should Rory go on to win this," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
BBC Sports Personality Of The Year: 4/6 Rory Mcllroy, 11/4 Hamilton, 7/1 Jonny Wilkinson, 10/1 Carl Froch, 20/1 Laura Trott, 20/1 Lizzy Yarnold, 20/1 Mo Farah, 25/1 Gareth Bale, 25/1 Justin Rose, 33/1 Andy Murray
McIlroy’s The Man For Gutsy Last Minute Punter
Rory McIlroy has reportedly already turned his attentions to the next major on the calendar and with three already in the bag, William Hill are offering 10/1 that he manages to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.
Rory McIroy was a lucky winner for one gutsy William Hill punter in the West Midlands after a £3,000 wager late on Wednesday evening returned £57,000 as the final putt was sunk. The man, a stranger to staff placed the wager eight minutes before the shop shut on the day before the open at odds of 18/1.
“McIlroy is, in betting terms, as Tiger has been for years,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “He will more often than not start every major as one of if not the best backed in the book and he will always attract the big boys’ money as well.”
William Hill Rory McIlroy Odds:
Rory Mcllroy to win 19 or more majors: 10/1
Tiger Woods to win 19 or more majors: 5/1
Westwood to win a major: 4/1
Open Championship 2015: 6/1 Mcllroy, 10/1 Woods, 12/1 Scott, 25/1 Mickelson, 25/1 Garcia, 25/1 Fowler