An American golf fan has unwittingly won $1,000. He thought that he had placed his $20 wager on Shane Lowry to win the US Open after hearing a television pundit recommend him. He found his mistake when he found the betting slip which had The Open on it rather than US Open.
This shows how some American golf fans persist in referring to their national US Open championship “the open” whilst not realising that what they call “the British” is always known as “The Open Championship”. A lucky mistake!