Shane Lowry seemingly brought the island of Ireland to a standstill Sunday, as his countrymen willed him on to Open glory at Royal Portrush.
And as exciting as the golf was, subscribers to Lap of the Odds would have been able to put their feet up knowing a hefty 66/1 payout had already been secured!
Our suggestion was that punters should bet on Lowry with Betway, knowing this bookie had committed to paying as a winner if a golfer led during any of the first three days.
Lowry teased us on Thursday, held the joint lead on Friday and then sprinted clear with his marvellous 63 on Saturday. This meant the payout was already assured before Sunday’s denouncement.
As it transpired, even if you followed us with regular bookies it was almost as easy a ride as the genial Offaly man made light of the weather to secure a wide margin win.
A gold rush at Portrush!