How a $10 Rory McIlroy majors bet can win you a cool $10,000

February 25, 2020
Rory McIlroy

It sounds like a scam, but we promise you, it’s all too real. You can place a $10 bet on Rory McIlroy today that could net you almost $10,000 in profit. That’s it! Ten bucks on the No. 1 player in the world, and suddenly you’re heading to the Maldives, or paying for your next buddies trip for everyone with money to spare.

The catch is the bet. To turn your $10 into $9,890, you’ll have to place a parlay on Rory winning all three U.S.-based majors. While it’s a steep ask of any golfer, you’d be hard-pressed to find a player better equipped to go three-for-three in the U.S. in 2020 than Rory.

After a 2019 season that ended in PGA Tour Player of the Year honors for McIlroy but disappointment on golf’s biggest stages (including a harrowing missed-cut in front of a home crowd in Northern Ireland), McIlroy is the favorite for all three of the U.S.-based majors, according to

Rory is +800 to win the Masters in April, +900 to win the PGA Championship (at Harding Park in San Francisco) in May, and +1000 to win the U.S. Open (at Winged Foot) in June. A parlay of McIlroy victories in those three events would net you +98900 odds, with a measly $10 wager holding the potential to cash out at almost $10,000.

McIlroy, on the other hand, certainly wouldn’t mind reaching the elusive three-peat on American soil. The four-time major champion is looking to end a half-decade major championship drought in 2020 and would close out his career grand slam with a victory at the Masters in April. Beyond their legacy-boosting value, McIlroy would take home in the neighborhood of $6 million in prize money alone.

So, there you have it. Ten grand for you, $6 million for Rory, and all you have to do is wager $10. Maybe it’s time to bet on the long shot.

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