William Hill US has paid out on the $85,000 wager placed by James Adducci on Tiger Woods to Win the 2019 US Masters at odds of 14-1. Described as a ‘story for the ages’ by CEO Joe Asher, the $1.19m payout also proved to be the firm’s biggest ever golfing loss.

Adducci placed the audacious bet – his first ever – on Woods to win the 2019 Masters Tournament on April 9, at 14/1 (+1400) odds, at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Casino in Las Vegas which resulted in the largest golf payout in William Hill history.

To celebrate the win Asher, and Paul Hobson, General Manager of SLS, presented Adducci with a check for $1,275,000 (inclusive of the $1,190,00 payout plus the original $85,000 stake) at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Casino on Monday this week.

In a press statement, Asher commented: “This is a story for the ages. Tiger climbs back to the top and a guy from Wisconsin, on his first sports bet ever, wins over a $1m betting on him. We congratulate both James and Tiger on their epic wins.”

“Golf was so special for my dad and I,” said Adducci. “To see Tiger win a major tournament for the first time in front of his kids meant a lot to me.”