The Margin: The guy who won $1.2 million on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is parlaying some of that on an even longer shot

James Adducci had a hunch about the Masters, so he placed his first-ever sports wager: $85,000 that Tiger Woods would win the iconic green jacket. The payout? $1.2 million, the biggest on a futures bet in William Hill’s history.

But that’s not enough for Adducci, apparently.

According to Golf Digest, Adducci believes Woods has a shot at the coveted modern Grand Slam — winning the Masters, the PGA Championship, the British Open and the U.S. Open the same year. That’s something no golfer has ever accomplished, and the odds, at 100-1 for Woods, reflect that.

Here’s the thinking behind Adducci’s $100,000 bet:

‘This is a very unique situation. That’s the way I’m thinking about it. We know that with every win, the energy level will get amped up. His game gets elevated. The expectation — does he play well under pressure? He’s the definition of excelling under pressure.’

If Woods somehow defies those odds, Adducci will have turned that $85,000 wager on the Masters into a cool $10 million.

Adducci, whose “15 minutes” in the public eye has been marred by revelations of a criminal past, talked to Action Sports Network about his plans for the windfall he already has and the one he hopes to make

“So far there’s been no blue chinchilla fur coats purchased or helicopter test drives scheduled, but that may change come July,” he said. “I’m looking at purchasing an ostrich farm to build a race track. They’re faster than horses and taste great on the grill.”

Woods began the second leg of his pursuit of the Grand Slam on Thursday morning at Bethpage Black in Long Island, N.Y., where he got off to a rough start by double-bogeying the first hole. He won the U.S. Open at the notoriously difficult track in 2002, and he’s listed as the favorite at 8-1 this year.

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