Tiger Woods has been very good to James Adducci, the Wisconsin man who won $1.2 million on an $85,000 bet that Woods would win the Masters earlier this year.
After cashing in on what he claimed was his first-ever sports bet, Adducci is going back to the well, even upping his bet on Woods to win the next three major championships of the season.
Adducci placed a $100,000 wager at 100-1 odds that Woods will complete the single-season grand slam, winning the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and the Open Championship to go along with his historic Masters victory from April.
“Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the biggest margin in history,” Adducci told GolfDigest.com. “This is a very unique situation. That’s the way I’m thinking about it. We know that with every win, the energy level will get amped up. His game gets elevated. The expectation—does he play well under pressure? He’s the definition of excelling under pressure. That’s how my brain works.”
The Wisconsin man who won $1.19 million on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is (more than) doubling down.@GolfDigest has learned James Adducci has placed a $100,000 bet on Tiger winning the Grand Slam at 100-1 at the SLS today, a @WilliamHillUS book. https://t.co/Jg34YE2Hz9
— Stephen Hennessey (@S_HennesseyGD) May 8, 2019
Adducci stands to win $10 million should Woods pull off the impregnable quadrilateral. The same sports book at which he placed his winning Masters bet, the William Hill Sportsbook at SLS Las Vegas Hotel, took the action, which would be one of the biggest payouts of all time.
While Woods held all four major championship titles at the same time in 2001, no one has won all four majors in a single season since Bobby Jones did it in 1930. At that time, however, the four majors were considered to be the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, the U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur.
The final three majors of the season will be contested at Bethpage Black (PGA Championship), Pebble Beach (U.S. Open) and Royal Portrush (Open Championship), the first two of which are venues where Woods has previously won major championships.