Rory McIlroy's dad bet on him to win the British Open at 500-1 odds

Saturday July 19th, 2014

Rory McIlroy currently has a six-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open. The win would net McIlroy $1.2 million, along with a $341,730 payout for his father. That's because in 2004, Rory's dad, Gerry, bet $683 that his son would win the Open before the age of 26 (McIlroy is now 25). The news was first reported by the BBC's Andrew Cotter:

That's a pretty outstanding bet, Gerry. Hopefully your son can win you some extra loot at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.

[CBS Sports]

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