Sign up for our daily newsletter

Latest news, reviews, analysis and opinion, plus unmissable deals for bunkered subscriptions, events, and our commercial partners.

Sure, the US Ryder Cup team enjoyed their thumping win at Whistling Straits on Sunday night. 

Just arguably not as much as the lucky person who reportedly won almost $1million betting on the results of the Sunday singles. 

According to sports business insider Darren Rovell, the unnamed gambler correctly predicted the outcome of all 12 of the final session’s matches, turning an $8 bet into a remarkable $966,290.

To put the impressiveness of the bet into some context, with win, lose and halve outcomes all in play for each match, there were more than 500,000 different possible outcomes that could have come in. 

• Ryder Cup: European player ratings

• Ryder Cup: USA player ratings

So, for clarity, the person who staked the bet correctly predicted: 

Rory McIlroy would beat Xander Schauffele 
Patrick Cantlay would beat Shane Lowry 
Scottie Scheffler would beat Jon Rahm 
Bryson DeChambeau would beat Sergio Garcia 
Viktor Hovland would have with Collin Morikawa 
Dustin Johnson would beat Paul Casey 
Brooks Koepka would beat Bernd Wiesberger 
Ian Poulter would beat Tony Finau 
Justin Thomas would beat Tyrrell Hatton 
Lee Westwood would beat Harris English 
Tommy Fleetwood would have with Jordan Spieth 
Daniel Berger would beat Matt Fitzpatrick 

Absolutely incredible. Whoever you are, enjoy the winnings, you lucky, lucky swine!

author headshot

Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

Deputy Editor

More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses