Tiger Woods an Enemy of Bookies After Ryder Cup Concession Costs them Millions | Bob's Blitz

Tiger Woods an Enemy of Bookies After Ryder Cup Concession Costs them Millions

Tiger Woods has more enemies than normal this week - Bookies. As Europe clinched its 14th point (assuring itself of retaining the Cup as the reigning champ), Woods missed a 3-foot putt for par. He decided not to force Francesco Molinari to make his shot, a 3-foot putt. That halved their match and instead of a 14-14 tie, Europe won 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 -- costing bookies millions.

A Ladbrokes (a booking firm) spokesman told MailOnline: ‘No-one bets on a tie. It cost us just over £650,000 last night on Tiger’s miss. Tiger is not a bookie’s friend this morning. At 8:20pm, Europe were 33/1 to win and USA were 1/50. It was a nightmare result. The USA were heavily backed pre-tournament. We were so close. It was our most expensive one ever.’

A Sky Bet spokesman told Sporting Life: ‘While it was impossible not to get caught up in such a fantastic victory, Woods's miss resulted in us taking a really heavy beating.

A Coral spokesman told MailOnline: ‘It was the biggest betting Ryder Cup we've ever had. We took £1million. During the first two days confidence was a bit shot. People didn't really back Europe then. We were staring at the ideal result when Woods was at the final hole. Had it been a tie we would have kept everything we'd taken because no-one backs a draw. But it was a £400,000 hit.’

Tiger said of his move: 'It was already over. We came here as a team - this is a team event. And the cup was already been retained by Europe, so it was already over.

Woods played for 3 days without winning single match.

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