Isn’t there a point when most every dad has the utmost confidence in his kid’s talent?
There might not be a better example than Rory McIlroy’s father — and it’s on the verge of being rewarded, to see multiple reports tell it.
You see, when McIlroy was a teen prodigy, his dad, Gerry, and some friends decided to pool some money together — 400 pounds, or nearly $700 — and got 500-1 odds that McIlroy could win the British Open before age 26.
That could pay off big. Like, about $340,000 big. Sure, the money pales in comparison to 25-year-old McIlroy’s would-be first-place check of about $1.67 million, but the bragging rights seem nearly as steep.
Andrew Cotter of BBC was one of the media members to catch up on the news:
So just to confirm – 10 yrs ago Gerry McIlroy & three friends put £400 at 500-1 on 15 year-old Rory to win The Open before he turned 26.