Rory McIlroy's Dad Cashes In On $171,000 Bet After Son's British Open Win

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Rory McIlroy's Dad Cashes In On $171,000 Bet After Son's British Open Win

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After golfer Rory McIlroy won the British Open on Sunday, his father, Gerry McIlroy, was a happy man, not only because his son won one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, but also because he raked in $171,000 from a bet he made on his son 10 years ago. In 2004, when Rory was just 15, his dad reportedly placed a bet with the British gaming company Ladbrokes that his son would win the British Open within the next ten years. While Rory is the No. 2 ranked golfer in the world, the bets were placed as he was just starting his amateur golf career, which explains the high odds.

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