There was a total of $25 million up for grabs when the PGA Tour descended upon TPC Sawgrass for The Players Championship last week.
The iconic golf course lived up to its reputation as a particularly brutal one, as Nick Watney was just one of the many golfers who quickly saw their hopes of making the cut dashed after falling victim to Pete Dye’s vision.
When everything was said and done, 75 players earned the right to play the weekend,
Scottie Scheffler posted a seven-under 65 on Saturday and the tournament was his to lose heading into the final round. If he was nervous, he certainly didn’t show it, as he didn’t need to spend much time looking over his shoulder thanks to the very nice 69 that allowed him to coast to a five-stroke victory over Tyrrell Hatton.
Scheffler was able to regain the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking at the expense of Jon Rahm, and he’ll also have the luxury of being able to worry a little less about any expenses he might encounter thanks to the $4.5 million he took home after securing the win.
The winning moment for Scottie Scheffler @THEPLAYERSChamp 🏆 pic.twitter.com/rUOszAs6vT
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 12, 2023
Hatton’s second-place finish was enough to net him a cool $2.7 million, which certainly isn’t bad for what officially amounts to four days of work.
With that said, he failed to make as much as one person who earned even more while watching the event from their couch thanks to the wager they placed on Scheffler before the start of The Players Championship.
FanDuel listed Scheffler at +1000 before things kicked off on Thursday, and the bettor in question apparently had a very good feeling his game would be clicking when you consider they threw down $300,000 on the eventual champion.
That decision literally paid off in a big way, as they cashed in to the tune of $3.3 million after Scheffler sank his putt on the 18th hole to seal the deal.
🤯 𝐎𝐌𝐆 𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐀 𝐖𝐈𝐍 🤯
One bettor placed $300,000 on Scottie Scheffler to win The Players Championship before the tournament started…
THEY JUST WON $𝟯.𝟯 𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗢𝗡 💰💰@PGATOUR | #THEPLAYERS pic.twitter.com/9kpo1z8Aie
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) March 12, 2023
Must be nice.