Max Homa took down Tony Finau in a playoff yesterday afternoon to win the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club. This was Homa’s second win of his PGA TOUR career. From a gambling perspective, the Los Angeles area native's odds were in the 60-1/ 70-1 range to win at most books coming into the tournament.
Homa ended up earning $1.674 million from the $9.3 million purse, but the stud golfer wasn’t the only one to cash in yesterday. According to Patrick Eichner, PointsBet Sportsbook’s Director of Communications, a bettor hit big on Homa as well.
The gambler placed the three following wagers on Homa before the tournament even started:
The bettor ended up winning $101,000 thanks to Homa’s come from behind victory, but a missed short putt on 18 caused some tense moments before the bet finally cashed.
"Obviously a phenomenal win for that bettor, what a sweat that must've been," Eichner said. "Homa all but secured it on that beautiful approach shot on 18, then the putt ended up holing out, then the playoff and of course the tree shot."
"Perfectly encapsulates the emotions of betting when things were coming down to the wire and could've gone either way. Just glad to see an awesome win and hope the bettor celebrated his his win."
High risk, high reward, right?