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Bettor Wins $44,650 After Placing $50 Wager on Hideki Matsuyama, Eric Bledsoe Parlay

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVApril 12, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Everyone knows the best way to win money while gambling on sports is by pairing Hideki Matsuyama and Eric Bledsoe.

Wait, what?

One bettor won more than $44,000 on a $50 bet by pairing the newest Masters champion with Bledsoe's scoring ability. The parlay called for Matsuyama to win the Masters and Bledsoe to score 25 or more points in Wednesday's game between his New Orleans Pelicans and the Brooklyn Nets:

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$44K WINNER 🀯<br><br>One of the more bizarre parlays you'll ever see...<br><br>(IG: jakemizrahi @FDSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/mJK9V41qJp

Talk about winning by a narrow margin.

Bledsoe finished with 26 points in a loss, while Matsuyama held off Will Zalatoris by a single stroke at Augusta National Golf Club.

If you're going to win such an unusual parlay, you might as well win it with a little bit of drama.

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