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Hoffman at the 2018 Masters tournament.

Punter's 125/1 bet on the Masters secures him tidy sum of cash

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American golfer Charley Hoffman has left a fan with a huge sum of money after sealing the prize on an unlikely bet when he aced the 16th hole on the Masters course.

With his hole-in-one, Hoffman becomes the 12th player to ace the hole in 16 years, putting the 41-year-old in good company.

Clearly jubilated with his famous shot, he hugged his caddy, and high-fived the rest of his team and surrounding fans as his birdie climbed him up the rankings in the fabled major tournament.

While Hoffman remained ecstatic about his shot, it would not be surprising to see fan Andy Miller slightly more exited about the eagle himself.

Miller staked a measly £5 bet on the prospect of Hoffman sinking a hole-in-one before his time in the tournament is done, with the odds being placed at 125/1, with the golfer eventually acing the 16th at Augusta. 

The fan's £5 investment created much more room in his pocket having earned a nice £630 for winning the very unlikely bet.

Hoffman's hole-in-one, which can be seen below, generated a great deal of positive feedback on Twitter via the Masters account who posted the video.

“So awesome and couldn't happen to a better dude and family,” read one comment.

Another user said: “What a shot, love that."

“It’s getting interesting, always glad to see Hoffman doing well,” added a third.

The fan will come away thrilled to have pocketed £630, but that will come away as looking very small when put into comparison that £7.8m is expected to be split amongst the fold, with £1.4m expected to be taken home by winner Patrick Reed.

A very tidy bet from the lucky punter, and although it was Reed who took home the green jacket, Hoffman still had his Masters moment.

A hole-in-one on the 16th.

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