The first major golf championship of the year was must-watch television.
Multiple players were tied for the lead on the back nine Sunday afternoon at the PGA Championship and several large wagers were on the line. Colin Morikawa came through with an eagle on hole 16 to stretch his lead to two strokes and finished at 13-under-par to win at 30/1 odds.
Morikawa now has as many major championships (1) as he does missed cuts (1) on the PGA Tour. The 23-year-old has three wins in 27 professional starts.
The story of the day on gambling Twitter involved “CashoutKingJ” for the second time this year. He hit Morikawa in a variety of wagers at the Workday Charity Open last month, winning more than $1 million.
He added to his golf winnings on Sunday, placing an $18,000 bet on Morikawa to win the PGA Championship at 11/1 odds and an $11,135.80 wager at +900. Both wagers were placed on Sunday morning, prior to the start of the fourth round.
“CashoutKingJ” places his wagers at BetRivers in Illinois. He won more than $300,000 with Morikawa’s victory on Sunday.
According to Darren Rovell of the Action Network, a bettor at BetMGM won $44,000 on a $4,000 Morikawa ticket at 11/1.
It was not a fantastic Sunday for everyone, though. A bettor at DraftKings Sportsbook wagered $350,000 on Dustin Johnson to win the tournament at +275 odds on Sunday morning prior to the final round starting.
Johnson held a one-stroke lead heading into the action in San Francisco on Sunday, but he finished in a tie for second place. The bet would have won $962,500.
In other weekend betting news, a Las Vegas bettor placed a $90,000 two-leg UFC parlay at BetMGM. The bettor parlayed Tim Means (+115) and Justin Jaynes (+100) to win $297,000.
Means won his welterweight bout in a decision, but Jaynes lost via submission against Gavin Tucker.