Rory McIlroy's dad wins big on son's British Open victory

Wonder how much of this the kid is getting? (Getty Images)
Wonder how much of this the kid is getting? (Getty Images)

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UPDATE: House McIlroy comes out on top in this British Open, as son Rory's first Open championship earned dad Gerry a big sum of money. 


Original story: Well this certainly makes Sunday at the British Open more intriguing.

According to Andrew Cotter of BBC Rory McIlroy's dad and two of his friends put $683 (I did the math here) on Rory McIlroy to win the British Open by the age of 25 at 500-1 odds.

The catch?

They did it in 2004. 

So we're looking at a $342,000 payout on Sunday if McIlroy, who leads by six over Rickie Fowler, cruises home. 

That's nothing compared to what McIlroy himself stands to make ($1.2 million) but it's still a gutsy pick.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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