Bettor wins $300,000 on Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship victory


Phil Mickelson (-6) became the biggest winner of all time, winning the 103rd PGA Championship on Kiawah Island.

His two-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka was a sportsbook mix, as it featured a bettor who won $ 300,000 on Mickelson on the DraftKings Sportsbook, on a $ 1,000 bet on Mickelson to win at odds of 300- 1. For long shots like Mickelson, some bets can quickly increase the liability of the books.

“Let’s just say some of our clients are having a good Sunday,” DraftKings sports betting manager Johnny Avello told Debusca.

Mickelson had odds of up to 300-1 heading into the tournament, before dropping to around 250-1 heading into Thursday’s first round.

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Mickelson’s odds were 90-1 in the second round, 12-1 in the third round, and 275 in Sunday’s final round at DraftKings.

On Sunday Mickelson had the sixth-highest number of bets on the BetMGM books (4.3%) and the third-highest inning with 6.5%. He was the biggest risk of the tournament for the BetMGM books entering the final round on Sunday; Upon entering the tournament, 31 other players had more tickets to win than Mickelson.

There have been some notable bets at William Hill sports betting, with one bettor in Nevada and another in Iowa betting $ 100 each with odds of 200-1 to win $ 20,000 each.

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“We were a good six-figure loser,” said Michael Grodsky, William Hill vice president of marketing at Debusca.

“It was all about profitability for us,” Jeff Sherman; vice president of risk for SuperBook Sports told Debusca via text message. “Phil had support this weekend at 14-1 and 3-1, but only a few things at 250-1.

Lefty’s win was even better for other books;as Thomas Gable (director of sports betting in Borgata, NJ) told Debusca that Mickelson’s win was a good result.

It was an incredible sight to see the galleries and the excitement on Sunday of Mickelson winning another major; even though not all sportsbooks were happy to see him victorious.

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