How Harris English’s Travelers win helped one bettor net $1.36 million

Harris English cashed a $1.33 million check with his win last weekend, but he wasn’t the only one who scored big.

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Harris English cashed a $1.33 million check with his win at the Travelers Championship, but he wasn’t the only one who scored big following the marathon, eight-hole playoff.

According to Betfair, a betting website based in the U.K., an unidentified bettor won $1.36 million on a six-bet parlay over the weekend, which included correctly picking the winners of four golf tournaments, including the Travelers.

The London-based bettor correctly picked Steve Stricker to win the Senior Players, Viktor Hovland to win the BMW International Open, Nelly Korda to win the KPMG Women’s PGA and English to win in Connecticut. The other two legs of the parlay were Croatia over Scotland and England over the Czech Republic in the UEFA European Football Championship.

“I’ve enjoyed watching the football, so I included a couple of Euros matches and I watch quite a lot of golf,” the bettor told Betfair. “I was sure that Hovland, Korda and Steve Stricker were good bets, but I was a little unsure on Harris English.”

The parlay had 90,396/1 odds and was placed on June 22.

When the first five legs of the parlay hit, all the bettor needed to win big was English to pull out the playoff win over Kramer Hickok. The sudden-death playoff turned into a marathon as the two players matched pars on seven straight holes before English finally birdied 18 on the eighth try to secure the victory.

“I thought he had lost it after some wayward tee shots on the 18th hole,” the bettor said. “I thought I was going to have a heart attack when the winning putt went in, I couldn’t believe it.”


Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf.