20 Jul '14, 12am

The bet Rory's father placed on him is amazing. And will pay off tomorrow:

You may have heard of the £400 bet Gerry McIlroy placed on son Rory 10 years ago to win the British Open before the age of 26. In case you missed it, Gerry and his three partners got 500-1 odds on their prescient wager -- he will cash in for £200,000 if Rory can hold onto his six-shot lead. That £200,000 is worth $341,730 in American cash. Let’s say Gerry gets a quarter share of the winnings –- that’s a cool $85,432.50 before the tax man gets his share. Which brings us to Tiger Woods. He made the Open cut on the number and begins his final round T58 with Stewart Cink, Matt Every, Thorbjorn Olesen and Brooks Koepka at +3. Based on last year’s purse, Tiger would have to make a move near the Top 15 to cash a check equal to Gerry McIlroy’s payout. So there you have it – the father of the British Open winner could end up cashing a larger check than the majority of the field, in...

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