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Scottie Scheffler has been so dominant on the PGA Tour in 2024 that the reigning Masters champion tees up in every start with similar odds to the bottom three teams on the NRL ladder. Scheffler’s odds range between $3 and $4, but he isn’t one of two teams in a game of rugby league – he’s trying to beat tournaments with fields between 70 and 156 players.

With his odds so short, Dave Portnoy – founder of popular sports network, Barstool – decided earlier in the year to bet big on the world No.1 golfer.

Prior to Scheffler’s Travelers Championship win, his sixth PGA Tour victory of 2024 alone, Portnoy bet $US180,000 ($A270,000) on Scheffler and took home $US504,000 ($A757,000) after he defeated Tom Kim in a playoff at TPC River Highlands. He posted to social media celebrating in a video by pumping his fists.

In mid-May, Portnoy bet $US50,000 on Scheffler to win the 2024 PGA Championship but lost, with Xander Schauffele instead taking home the Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla.

However, that gamble was playing with house money given Portnoy also placed a multi-leg bet in mid-April on Scheffler to win the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, the week after Scheffler had won a second Masters title at Augusta, plus the Boston Celtics to win the 2024 NBA title, securing a payout of nearly $US1.66 million on a $US100,000 wager.

Editor’s note: Portnoy does this for a living. Please gamble responsibly.