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Tiger Woods moves to No. 13 with Masters victory

Tiger Woods moves to No. 13 with Masters victory

One American gambler who bet £65,000 on Tiger Woods to win the Masters collected William Hill's largest ever golf payout Sunday after the American secured an famous success.

Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, authorized the bet after getting a call from the sportsbook.

Ritter said: "Tiger doesn't just move the needle".

While his victory made waves across the sporting landscape in a number of different ways, Woods also captivated audiences that aren't always interested in golf, particularly when he isn't in the mix on Sunday at a major.

While opinions about Tiger's personality differ, there's no doubting his on-the-course ability, which has long put him in the discussion of the greatest golfer of all-time.

"Tiger winning is good for the sport and good for our customers", said FanDuel's Mike Raffensperger.

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Kohlschreiber beat Djokovic in Indian Wells a month ago and the pair have been drawn to face each other again this afternoon. The top seed said that while he would prefer to head to Paris with a title in his pocket, it's not a desperate situation.

Along with his two titles at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Sony Open in Hawaii, Kuchar advanced to the Championship Match of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in late March, where he was defeated by former Georgia Bulldog Kevin Kisner, who sits 15 in the FedExCup standings. "Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today?" Woods pocketed $2.07 million for his fifth Masters win, and 81st overall victory. The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas lost a "high-five-figure" sum.

"I don't know if he's anxious or not", Woods said when asked whether Nicklaus should be concerned at being caught.

"I am literally in tears watching Tiger Woods. this is Greatness like no other", Williams tweeted.

Technically, Woods has a chance to match Nicklaus' mark this year by completing the Grand Slam because of his 15 career majors.

"I believe my direct quote was, 'Guys, there's no way Tiger is winning this tournament, ' " the executive, Matthew Primeaux, told ESPN.

Woods, though, is listed at 8 1/2-1, according to the Action Network, meaning that if he goes back to back, sportsbooks will be set to take another bath.