Willett’s Masters victory costs Ferguson £8000

As Ferguson shook Willett’s hands, the former United boss said: "I had £8,000 on Spieth!" Surprised and amused, Willett apologised.

Sir Alex Ferguson was present at Augusta all four days.   -  Videograb

England’s Danny Willett stirred the internet and shocked everyone by clinching 80th Masters piping U.S.A. Jordan Spieth. However, neither he nor former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, knew that because of the former’s victory, the former Premier League coach will go on to lose GBP 8000.

After Willett’s victory, Ferguson met the winner. Ferguson was present at Augusta all four days.


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As Ferguson shook Willett’s hands, the former United boss said: “I had £8,000 on Spieth!” Surprised and amused, Willett apologised. But the Scot expressed his delight: “I'm so delighted. I'm so delighted honestly. Happy to throw it away.” To which, Willett replied: “You need to know where to put your money!”

The 28-year-old Englishman, who shared 38th last year in his Masters debut, yesterday captured the green jacket symbolic of victory at Augusta National as well as a USD 1.8 million top prize from the USD 10 million purse.

“You can’t really describe your emotions and feelings. Someone has got to win and today was my day,” Willett said. “I played great golf. It has been a fantastic week.”

Willett, five down to Spieth with six holes to play, birdied the par-5 13th, par-4 14th and par-3 16th to charge into the clubhouse while the 22-year-old American endured a nightmare meltdown with bogeys at 10 and 11 and a quadruple bogey at the par-3 12th.

“I just put a couple of weak swings on it and suddenly I’m not leading anymore,” said Spieth. “I’ll be disappointed with that one. It was a very tough 30 minutes for me. I hope I never experience it again.”

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