Massive SPOTY Upset!
It was Lewis Hamilton who won this year’s Sports Personality of the Year upsetting the odds. McIlroy’s odds touched 1/9 during the SPOTY ceremony with Lewis' drifting to 9/2.
McIlroy had been the punters’ favourite with a number of four and five figure bets placed on him since he won the Open. His odds at some points this year had gone as low as 1/8 to win the award in the build up to the show.
It is this year’s two favourites who head the betting for next year’s Sports Personality. Lewis Hamilton is 4/1 favourite with Rory McIlroy 6/1. Andy Murray rounds off the top three in the betting at 8/1.
“We are pinning our hopes on the Cricket and Rugby World Cups but should British hopes fall flat in both of these competitions, we could have a back to back winner for the first time in 60 years of the Sports Personality,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
BBC SPOTY 2015: 4/1 Lewis Hamilton; 6/1 Rory McIlroy; 8/1 Andy Murray; 14/1 Chris Robshaw; 16/1 Chris Froom; 20/1 Sam Burgess; 25/1 Gareth Bale; 25/1 Justin Rose; 25/1 Ronnie O’Sullivan; 25/1 Amir Khan; 25/1 Leigh Halfpenny; 25/1 Sam Warburton; 33/1 Jenson Button; 33/1 Wayne Rooney; 33/1 Steven Gerrard; 33/1 Carl Froch; 33/1 Alistair Cook; 33/1 Joe Root; 33/1 James Anderson; 33/1 Kelly Smith; 40/1 Mo Farah; 40/1 Tony McCoy; 50/1 Phil Taylor; 50/1 Ian Poulter; 50/1 Stuart Broad; 50/1 Lee Westwood; 50/1 Casey Stoney; 50/1 Charlotte Edwards; 66/1 Charlotte Dujardin; 66/1 Luke Donald