By Rupert Adams

The Masters - Million Pound Mcllroy

When Rory Mcllroy hit his first drive today he does so with the hopes of a nation behind him – with William Hill alone set to payout over a million pounds should he be wearing the green jacket on Sunday evening.

Other six figure losers include, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar & Jason Day.

“Tiger was always the worst result by some way – Rory is now the punters’ choice and he is a seven figure loser for us!” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.