FanDuel Bettor Is One Great Gary Woodland Round Away From $390,000


Gary Woodland is 50-1 to win The PLAYERS Championship. Credit: Matt Sullivan, Getty Images

One bettor is hoping 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland has another victory in him tomorrow.

Woodland would win $1.35 million if he takes down the Charles Schwab Challenge.

The bettor? $390,000.

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The bettor, known on Twitter as @cashoutkingj for his penchant for making big bets and using the cash out option offered by the mobile operators instead of sticking it out, says he doesn’t think he’s going to cash this one out.

“I’ve said I’m sticking with it, at least until a $200,000 offer,” said the bettor, who requested anonymity. He can cash out of this weekend’s Woodland bet for $30,000.

The bettor has two bets with FanDuel, which confirmed the bettor’s action as legitimate. One is a $10,000 bet on Woodland at 27-1 after his first round and another bet — $4,318 to win $119,999 — at 29-1 during his second round.

Woodland is one of five golfers at -12, one stroke back of leader Xander Schauffele, who is heading into Sunday’s final round at -13.

While the bets seem like large ones to make on a longshot, the bettor, who says he makes a living gambling at the age of 26, says it’s not a big bet.

He says he is part of a syndicate that routinely bets $100,000. It’s why, he says, $390,000 from a Woodland win would be “big, but not life changing.”

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The bettor says this money is all his, though. He’s typically a baseball specialist, having played college ball, but says golf is just the sport of the moment. After Round 1, he said he considered Jordan Spieth, but at 10-1 doesn’t feel like he was enough of a reward for a player who hasn’t won in nearly three years. So, Woodland it was. He felt so good about it, he invested more.

Tomorrow, the bettor says he will be watching with friends and family hoping to cash in and to avoid the temptation of cashing out.

Woodland has won four of the 259 PGA Tour events he has played in since turning pro in 2007.

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