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Gambler who won $1.2 million puts 6-figure sum on Tiger Woods to win the Grand Slam

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James Adducci, the gambler who won $1.2 million on Tiger Woods’ victory at last month’s Masters, has put $100,000 on Woods now going on to win the Grand Slam, according to a report from Golf Digest.

Per the report, Adducci flew into Las Vegas on Wednesday to place the bet with William Hill who gave the 39-year-old odds of 100/1 on Woods to win the Grand Slam, meaning Adducci will bag $10 million should Woods make history and win the next three major championships.

Speaking to Golf Digest on his reasoning behind the bet, Adducci stated

“Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the biggest margin in history. This is a very unique situation. That’s the way I’m thinking about it. We know that with every win, the energy level will get amped up. His game gets elevated. The expectation—does he play well under pressure? He’s the definition of excelling under pressure. That’s how my brain works.”

After winning $1.2 million on Woods winning the Masters, Adducci claimed that it was his first ever bet, and last month USA Today detailed the Wisconsin man’s criminal past.

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  1. A

    May 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Better off betting on the Milwaukee bucks to win the nba

  2. Curtis

    May 10, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Addict

  3. Voice of Reason

    May 9, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Tiger winning the Grand Slam at 100-1 is about the dumbest bet I have ever seen. Let’s look at the math. Tiger is 8-1 at the PGA. Let’s say he wins, being conservative he will be 6-1 at Pebble. Now if he wins you would be looking at a 48-1 payoff. Anyone think he will be longer than 2-1 at the Open? Of course he will be, not to mention you have 2 built in outs if he is in poor form. Why in the world would you essentially play a parlay card when you can make a multiple of the winnings playing each tournament?

    • Joe

      May 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Wrong. Tiger would most definitely be 4-1 or less at Pebble with a win at Bethpage. He has been 2-1 4 times in his career and +150 three times, all at majors. Given a win at Bethpage and Pebble, his odds would be 2-1 or worse. Your math is correct, but the odds would certainly be worse.

      • Voice of Reason

        May 9, 2019 at 2:46 pm

        I hope we get to find out. Beverages on me if he is less than 5-1 after a W.

  4. Jamie

    May 9, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Instant wealth syndrome.

  5. steve

    May 9, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Its not bad move considering the tax on the 1.2 million win, the 100k will be written off as a loss

    • T

      May 9, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      This^^^ No one else is talking about this. Too busy calling him dumb (my gut reaction too), then I scanned the comments looking for someone thinking this. It’s a smart move honestly.

      • Mad-Mex

        May 13, 2019 at 12:53 am

        Actually, he cant claim more than he has won, for example, my wife hit a slot machine for $2,000 at a Indian Casino, first thing they did was hand her a W-2, when we filed, we had to claim the winnings, BUT, I read in the IRS web site I could not claim more losses in gambling than winnings.

  6. BJ

    May 9, 2019 at 10:01 am

    hope he wins….means tiger puts everything to bed….bad choice of words? lol

  7. jake

    May 9, 2019 at 9:47 am

    what a moron… this guy is destined to go broke

    not to mention 100-1 odds are awful

  8. JP

    May 9, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Good luck brotha!

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Your suspicions confirmed: Brooks Koepka is in ESPN’s Body Issue

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Brooks Koepka took to social media on Wednesday to give us all a sneak peek of his appearance in ESPN’s Body Issue, which drops next month.

Earlier this year, Koepka disclosed that he lost 24 pounds inside five months, and it was rumored that the reason for the weight loss was for a photoshoot.

Criticism from many followed at the time, with Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee calling the move the “most reckless self-sabotage I have ever seen”. Two victories (including the PGA Championship) and a further four top-5 finishes later, the reason for the weight loss has now become clear.

On posting the image to his Instagram account, Koepka urged his followers to “go get a copy”. But at least one of his peers has already let the 29-year-old know that they wouldn’t be doing so, with Justin Thomas commenting

“Nah man … I’m good.”

 

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Which one you taking, WRXers?

Some awesome shots of World Woods GC in Florida courtesy of Zoe.

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Although World Woods is a bit of a drive from Tampa, it is well worth the trek north for a great round of golf! The whole area had a crazy amount of rain the past couple of weeks, but besides a few flooded bunkers you wouldn’t have known (at least the Pine Barrens course)- evidence of great course drainage. The whole round I had to remind myself I was in Florida and not North Carolina. The course is tight, tree lined, and so many waste bunkers that each golf cart comes with its own sand rake. Don’t be deterred by the description though. There are plenty of “redemption” holes which help to keep scores low. I only had time to play the Pine Barrens course, but look forward to coming back to the area to try the Rolling Oaks course. The great rack rate and the proximity of other great golf courses makes this a great location for a future FL golf trip (who’s in?!? ????).

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Stunning design from Bettinardi.

Atlanta-themed ballmarkers from Swag.

How do you like the neck on this flat-stick from Olson, WRXers?

Beautiful face work on this lefty putter from Tyson Lamb.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

New additions on the way from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

How do you like this creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Cheetah Fur covers from Swag.

Slick looking new additions from Haywood Golf.

Great shot of the par-3 seventh hole at Stonewall Golf Club from Will.

Max Homa giving Eddie Pepperell a run for his money with his social media witticisms!

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