Rory McIlroy’s Dad Bet On Him 10 Years Ago And Won Over $340,000!

Rory McIlroy was not the only winner yesterday after the 2014 British Open Championship. His father, Gerry McIlroy, placed a bet more than 10 years ago, in 2004, that his son would win the British Open Championship by the age of 25.
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Rory is exactly 25 years old this year. His father placed $683 on the bet in 2004 that paid out 500-1 odds. The total won would be around $342,000.

His dad actually made the bet with 2 other friends, so his share of the winnings is actually less than the $340,000 but it is impressive nonetheless that he had that much faith in his son early on.

Of course, the real winner is Rory, who cashed in on a $1.66 million dollar first place prize for winning the Open Championship. What an amazing weekend for the McIlroy family.

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