All bets paid on Woods

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

AN Aus­tralian bet­ting agency is so con­vinced that Tiger Woods will win the Aus­tralian Mas­ters, it paid out pun­ters who backed the US su­per­star yes­ter­day – two days be­fore the tour­na­ment ends.

Sports­bet handed out over $138,850 to the more than 1,000 peo­ple who wa­gered that the world num­ber one would not stum­ble dur­ing the tour­na­ment at Kingston Heath, Mel­bourne.

“Tiger is clearly our worst re­sult, and de­spite be­ing only a few strokes ahead, we think the Mas­ters is a fore­gone con­clu­sion,” Sports­bet’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Matthew Tripp said.

The com­pany said it will still ac­cept bets on any player in the Mas­ters, in­clud­ing Woods, who was two strokes ahead of the field late in the sec­ond round.

So what hap­pens if the un­be­liev­able hap­pens and Woods fails to win the tour­na­ment? “If he loses, the money we’ve paid will still stand,” said Sports­bet spokesman Haydn Lane.– Sapa-AFP

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