Jordan Spieth’s record-setting weekend didn’t end with that last putt on the 72nd hole. With the 2015 Masters purse totaling $10 million for the first time, Spieth quickly broke yet another record in accepting the winner’s check worth a record $1.8 million. For anyone who bet on him and his relatively low odds, he made them happy winners as well. Enter: Brett.
Brett is a bettor who, in addition to a bet on Spieth, parlayed a pair of horse race bets back in early March, hitting the jackpot when he predicted all three events correctly. Brett’s payout? Well, it could have been a cool $247,500 if Brett had completely let it ride. He wasn’t that confident, though.
Via a cash-out option with TAB, an Australian betting service, Brett elected to insure his two earlier bets and three rounds worth of Spieth winning, guaranteeing he would claim $50,866 if Spieth failed to win the green jacket after securing a 4-shot lead after 54 holes. Brett’s original prize was then dropped to $213,046 when he took out the insurance.
According to the TAB website, Brett made the bet with his father alongside him.
“Dad picked out Vancouver because Gai Waterhouse is the best trainer of two-year-olds. I liked Kermadec because you need a strong 2000m horse in the Doncaster Mile and Chris Waller is a great trainer of those horses,” Brett said. “My dad has been tipping Jordan Spieth since November and was never going to be talked of us throwing him in.”
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 12, 2015