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Updated Apr 30, 2015 - 2:30 pm

McIlroys have double success at British Open

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland attends a press conference after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday.

The BBC said McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of Gerry’s friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 on McIlroy winning the British Open before he turned 26.

McIlroy was 15 at the time of the wager and is now 25.

The odds were 500-1, so the syndicate looks to collect 200,000 pounds ($340,000) now that McIlroy has lifted the claret jug. He won by two strokes over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

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