Justin Thomas started his final round of the PGA Championship trailing the leader by seven strokes. After 21 holes, he hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy, edging out Will Zalatoris in a three-hole playoff.
Long Shot: On Sunday before he started his round, Thomas was listed at +25,000 to win the tournament on PointsBet Limited Holdings PBTHF, an online sports gambling company. This means that you would win $25,000 on a $100 bet. Well, one lucky better did double that and put $200 on Thomas at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.
Zire Golf, a popular golf page on Instagram, shared a screenshot of the bet and credited Twitter user @BigHitterBilly as the gambler who made the bet.
Thomas of course ended up winning the tournament and the better won $50,200 ($50,000 in profits, plus the initial $200 he put down.
Some on Twitter doubted the legitimacy of the ticket, wondering how Thomas could have possibly been 250-1. Points Bet confirmed the ticket, saying it is real and spectacular.
We’re trying to source ticket, but it’s real and it’s spectacular
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) May 23, 2022