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妙不可言

撰文:Timothy Low / 圖片:Augusta National 2019

我肯定你有聽聞,美國一名賭徒下注 85,000 美元老虎會贏得今年美國大師賽,正如所有傳奇故事一樣,那是他第一次到博彩公司下注高爾夫球賽事。

 

結果老虎不但成就了體育史上最震撼人心的復出故事,更令這位賭徒贏得 1,190,000 美元,賠率是 1 賠 14。

 

實不相暪,高爾夫球運動總是在提醒的們內心都住了一名賭徒,因為高爾夫賽事結果實在難以預測,根本就是博彩公司及賭徒夢魅以求的天堂。

 

多年來我看過不少愚蠢賭局:我在球會看過一名 60 歲會員在一個 130碼的 3 桿洞,於發球台上放一個垃圾桶,然後坐在上面用一號木開球,他的球友賭他會開球掉進前面的水塘,賠率為 1 賠 500,結果他贏了 50,000 坡幣回家。

 

我亦見過一名出了名的新加坡騙子,在練習場坐在一張酒吧椅上打球。我好奇地問他,這種訓練方法是什麼來頭?原來他第二天與人打賭,他會整天坐在一張酒吧椅上打完 18 洞。

 

故事重回我們的處子賭徒,他在大師賽後幾周進行第二次下注,今次賭老虎可以橫掃今年四大滿貫冠軍,賭注為 100,000 美金,賠率為 1 賠 100, 贏了的話就是 10,000,000 美金!

 

然後眾所周知,老虎在 PGA 錦標賽打了兩輪後被淘汰,賭注是沒戲了。高爾夫球本身不就是一項賭博嗎?我們總以為自己會打出完美的下一桿,即使已被挫折得傷痕累累,但我們總是繼續嘗試,但最後都是莊家通殺!