James Adducci, the man who made headlines last month when he won $1.19 million after betting $85,000 on 14:1 odds for Tiger Woods to win the 2019 Masters, has now taken some of those winnings, $100,000 to be exact, to bet again on his favorite golf legend to win the Grand Slam this year.
With 100:1 odds from the same SLS Casino in Las Vegas where he made his Masters bet, 39-year-old Adducci is looking at a whopping $10 million payday in case his prediction would come true.
He told ESPN after the Masters, "I don't have interest in the odds Tiger is going to get at the PGA, I'm looking at the Grand Slam. I'm really thinking Grand Slam this year to tie the record, Masters next year to beat the record - that's how I think this is going to go. I think he is going to do things we've never seen before."
Adducci claimed his wager on Tiger Woods to win at Augusta National was his first-ever sports bet, and this time the $100k bet is just his second one.
Adducci said to Golf Digest, "Tiger has history winning at Bethpage, and he won at Pebble, by the biggest margin in history. 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. That's how my brain works."
Tiger Woods is a 15-time major winner in the world of golf. Those people who aren't into golf still know the prominent name of Tiger Woods. Many people believe he's one of the greatest golfers in history, and he has proved once again his prowess in the sport after he thrilled fans at Augusta National with his Masters victory.
However, bear in mind he's 43 years old already and had just won his first major since the U.S. Open in 2008. Therefore, with Adducci hoping that he wins 4 majors within the same year is quite an impossible task, but let's not forget that Woods does have a ‘Tiger Slam' on his portfolio - holding all four major titles (though not in the same calendar year) when he won the U.S. Open, The Open and the PGA Championship in 2000 and the Masters in 2001.
Being able to complete the first Grand Slam since Bobby Jones did it in 1930 during the pre-Masters period would definitely be an excellent achievement for Tiger Woods. If that really happens, then it would be even more excellent for Adducci.