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    McIlroy's Da on a winner

    RORY McIlroy can do his father proud, and make him much richer, on Sunday by winning the British Open at Hoylake.

    For 10 years ago, 25-year-old McIlroy’s dad Gerry and three friends each placed a STG100 ($A180) bet at odds of 500/1 that his son would become Open champion before he turned 26.



    The end result of that would be an overall jackpot of STG2,000,000 ($A3,650,000), for the quartet, while McIlroy would pocket a cool STG1 million ($A1.83 million) for winning the third major of his young career.
    The Northern Irishman already has two major titles under his belt — the first in the US Open at Congressional in 2011 and the second in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island the following year. He won both of them by eight shots.
    On Sunday he will take a six-shot lead into the final round at Hoylake and few people would bet against him winning again despite the last day collapse that cost him the Masters title in 2011 when he led by four before Sunday.

    Rory McIlroy’s dad set to profit from decade-old bet on son winning a major before 26 | News.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    RORY McIlroy can do his father proud, and make him much richer, on Sunday by winning the British Open at Hoylake.

    For 10 years ago, 25-year-old McIlroy’s dad Gerry and three friends each placed a STG100 ($A180) bet at odds of 500/1 that his son would become Open champion before he turned 26.
    The end result of that would be an overall jackpot of STG2,000,000 ($A3,650,000), for the quartet
    What's that in proper money?

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