Watch Alex Ferguson tell Danny Willett he had £8k on Jordan Spieth

Alex Ferguson was famous for his plain speaking during his tenure as Manchester United manager - and he remains forthright in retirement.

The golf-loving Scot was in Georgia for the Masters and watched Danny Willett claim his first major after a collapse by Texan Jordan Spieth.

Ferguson met Willett afterwards and told his fellow Briton that he had a sizeable bet on Spieth to win.


Video from BBC Sport.

“I had £8000 on Spieth to win,” Ferguson said. “I’m so delighted, honestly.

“Happy to throw it away!”

Ferguson’s honesty may have been linked to an afternoon sampling the refreshments - he appeared merry and chatty while being interviewed with James Nesbitt.

H/T: balls.ie

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