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.”