Poker Pro wins $300K at the World Series of Golf

May 18, 2009

The World Series of Golf in Las Vegas was won by 33-year-old Jody Garaventa from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a professional poker player and also an 11-handicap amateur golfer. Last Thursday he won over Kevin Dumont on after 20 holes, including two playoffs. Jody managed to turn his $10,000 buy-in into the amazing $300,000 prize win he took home. Runner-up Dumont is a 53-year-old bar owner from near Pittsburgh the second prize of $100,000.

There were 125 players to start with at the beginning of the tournament on Tuesday and the rules were loosely based on poker patterns in the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em poker. In fact, the game rules were quite unique with the players betting on their strokes with poker chips and getting winning chips when they finish holes in fewer strokes or even by forcing opponents to fold.


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