Tiger Woods won the Masters yesterday by one shot. It was his fifth Masters win. Business Insider claims a gambler made an $85,000 bet that Tiger would win The Masters. The gambler won the bet and will receive $1.19 million. Tiger hadn’t won a major golf tournament since 2008. His odds to win The Masters were 14 to 1. Tiger won $2.07 million. When Tiger won his first Masters in 1997, he took home $486,000. Tiger has won 15 majors.
USA Today claims the green jacket that Tiger wore after winning the Masters yesterday is the same one he wore after winning the tournament when he was 21. Augusta National rules say players can take the jacket home for a year, but then must only wear it on the grounds of the golf club.
After Tiger won the Masters, Golf Town’s retail website almost crashed because people were buying the red Nike mock turtleneck that Tiger wore yesterday. The $100 short sleeve shirts sold out within minutes.
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