Dublin punter tees up four-figure windfall with 1,065/1 double

IrishGolfer.ie
|
|

Rafa Cabrera Bello celebrates with the winner's trophy in Madrid (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

A punter in Dublin is toasting their knowledge of world golf after they picked out winners in two events to bag themselves a four-figure windfall.

The anonymous customer struck the bet in a BoyleSports shop in the capital, placing a €5 each-way double on Rafael Cabrera-Bello to win the Open de Espana on the European Tour and Sungjae Im to win the Shriners Children’s Open on the PGA Tour.

Cabrera-Bello, who was backed at 40/1, had a two-shot lead going into the final round, but wobbled with a double bogey on the first before eventually getting the better of compatriot Adri Arnaus with a birdie at the first play-off hole. That secured his first tournament win in four years and left 25/1 shot Sungjae Im standing in the way of the jackpot.

The Korean went into the final round of his event in Las Vegas three shots adrift of the lead, but a stunning final round of 62 saw him win by a comfortable four shots and complete the sensational double, which conquered combined odds of 1,065/1.

When the final putt was holed on Sunday evening, the Dublin punter’s €10 betslip skyrocketed in value to a cool €5,600.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Our Dublin customer must have known their stuff because it’s not easy picking out two winners in the same week, never mind golfers chalked up at 40/1 and 25/1. Fair play to them for landing a great double and we hope the winnings go down well.”

Stay ahead of the game. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest Irish Golfer news straight to your inbox!

11 responses to “Dublin punter tees up four-figure windfall with 1,065/1 double”

Leave a comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy & Terms of Service apply.

Latest Stories

Feature Interviews