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That’s My Boy! Dad Wins $171,000 on Rory

That’s My Boy! Dad Wins $171,000 on Rory

Sunday was a good day for the McIlroy family. Rory won the British Open and $1.66 million, mother Rosie took center stage on the 18th green during the walk-off celebration, and Gerry McIlroy won big on a $341 bet placed 10 years ago on his son.

Ten years ago, a guy name Gerry McIlroy walked into the British betting firm Ladbrokes and put a 200-pound wager, or $341 at 500/1 odds, on his kid to win the British Open within 10 years. The next year, in 2005, a couple of Gerry’s...