JUSTIN ROSE'S US Open win cost Ladbrokes £2million – but I was interested to read about the six punters who won 57 between them!
The Englishman was heavily backed before the tournament started at 25-1 and in-play punters had the opportunity to punt Rose as big as 66-1. However, going into the late hours of Sunday evening Rose was as short as 1-500 and was supported for total payout of 57p.
It's long odds-on (1-25) that Rose ends the year with just one Major under his belt or there's a 10-1 chance he adds another to his collection, with potential success at The Open chalked up at 20-1.
Rose's odds of picking up this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award have been slashed to 5-1 from 20-1, making him the second favourite to Andy Murray (9-4).
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Rose is a thorn in our side after the bumper payout and punters are already reinvesting their winnings for success at Muirfield in a month's time.”
Ladbrokes Open outrights: Woods 5-1, McIlroy 10-1, Westwood 16-1, Rose 20-1, Scott 20-1, Donald 20-1, Mickelson 25-1, McDowell 25-1, Garcia 33-1, Els 33-1, Day 33-1, Snedeker 33-1.