If you were a betting man, you likely would have put a good bit of money on Jordan Spieth going into the Masters last weekend. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson certainly had confidence in the reigning champion and it cost him big-time.
Spieth had a commanding lead going into the back nine on Sunday. Two bogeys and a quadruple bogey later, Spieth had fallen out of the lead and Englishman Danny Willett had jumped ahead, holding on to the lead for the rest of the tournament and bringing home the green jacket to England for the first time since Nick Faldo in 1996.
Ferguson approached Willett after his win and jokingly told him that he had £8,000 on Spieth, which translates into about $11,000 American. However, he seemed to be pretty proud to lose that much money because of Willett winning the tournament.
It’s hard to believe that Sir Alex Ferguson, quite possibly the greatest manager in the history of soccer, is strapped for cash. Maybe next year he will have a little more faith in those from his own homeland.
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