Rory McIlroy’s Dad’s British Open Bet Could Pay Off Huge

In 2004, Rory McIlroy’s dad, Gerry, laid down a bet with three friends on his son. They placed £400 (apprx $683) on 500-1 odds that McIlory would win the PGA Tour’s third major, The Open Championship, before he turned 26. Ten years later and the four gents are staring at a massive pay day. That is, if McIlroy can protect his 6-stroke lead during the final round of play at the British Open.

BBC’s Andrew Cotter tweeted the following on McIlroy’s dad’s bet.

At 500-1 odds, Papa McIlroy and his friends stand to win roughly $341,500. Rory heads into the final day of play at 16-under. Rickie Fowler sits a distant second at 10-under. If he’s able to hold off the field, McIlroy will be hoisting the third major championship of his career on Sunday, while his dad will be cashing in on bragging rights for life.

[Eye On Golf]