Tuesday 21 November 2017

Masters 2014: Golfing fanatic places €1,200 bet on Rory McIlroy to win the event after seeing his face on a Danish pastry

James Orr

Not quite Jesus on a piece of toast, but this image of Rory McIlroy on a Danish pastry has caused one golfing fanatic to stick a €1,200 bet on the Northern Irishman to win the Masters, which started earlier today.

Rob Price rushed to the betting shop after seeing the face of the world No 9 in his snack, a speciality of the nation of  McIlroy's fiancé Caroline Wozniacki, and instead of taking a bite, put €1,200 on the golfer to win the Augusta event.

"I couldn’t believe it when I picked up my Danish from the local bakery in Andover only to see what looked like Rory McIlroy’s face burnt into the top of it," the 27-year-old college lecturer revealed.

"I was going to put some money on Rory to win the Masters this year anyway, but I’m pretty superstitious so when this happened instead of putting €120 down, I decided to go big and put €1,200 on.

"It’s got to be a sign – Rory’s face on a piece of food from his girlfriend’s home country. My mates have had a giggle and think I’m mad, but if I pocket €14,400, I’ll be the one laughing."

Betfair's Barry Orr said: "It's an odd way of choosing your bet, but it’s not the worst bet in the world.

"With Tiger dropping out of the Masters and the rest of the Tour having had a pretty mixed season, Rory’s our joint favourite at 11/1 and he’s certainly in with a good chance."

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