Hideki’s Biggest Fan: Meet the Bettor Who Will Turn $15 into $100K if Matsuyama Wins 2019 Masters


Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Hideki Maysuyama

Apr 10, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT
  • A 24-year-old Canadian bettors needs Hideki Matsuyama to win the 2019 Masters to complete the final leg of a 7,000-1 parlay.
  • Hayden Toole used a $20 free-play bet to place the wager back in August.

In August, when Hayden Toole was given a free $20 bet with Bet365, he knew what he wanted to do — a wacky parlay of a college football player, an NFL team and a Japanese golfer.

But now that Toole has nailed his first two legs, the wacky parlay isn’t so wacky.

If Hideki Matsuyama wins the Masters on Sunday, the 24-year-old Canadian bettor turns C$20 into C$132,580 (U.S. conversion is $15 into $99,500).

Let’s start with the college football player who happens to be Kyler Murray.

“My brother and I were talking about the Oklahoma offense pretty much coming back and we didn’t think he was being respected at 25-1 to win the Heisman,” Toole said.

On Dec. 9, Murray followed Baker Mayfield as the second straight Sooners quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy.

The LA Rams to win the NFC was less of a longshot at 6.5-1, but Toole felt it was worth playing.

“I knew the roster was so talented,” Toole said. “I waited a little too long here because I saw them at 11-1.”

Toole still prevailed, thanks to the controversial call in the title game against the New Orleans Saints.

So that brings us to … Hideki Matsuyama?