According to a tweet by Andrew Cotter of the BBC, Rory McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three friends placed one of the all-time great sports bets ten years ago.
Here is the tweet by Cotter:
So just to confirm – 10 yrs ago Gerry McIlroy & three friends put £400 at 500-1 on 15 year-old Rory to win The Open before he turned 26.
— Andrew Cotter (@MrAndrewCotter) July 19, 2014
They say sports betting is big across the pond, and this certainly supports that conclusion. Just like most bets, it is a complete waste of money unless the bet comes true. Good for Gerry and his buddies, but they still have one more round to go before they can collect their £200,000 winnings.