Sterne matched at 999-1 on Betfair (By


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Dec 2, 2008
Big Betting Winners: Sterne is the latest to join Betfair's highly exclusive "1000" (999-1) club


South African is backed at the exchange's biggest price - 1000.0 - when pulling off an improbably victory to land home Open.

Richard Sterne was matched at huge prices to take the South African Open after coming back from the dead to win in his homeland for the second week in a row.

The 27-year-old was matched at 1000.0 (£2 traded) and 510.0 (£8 traded) before taking the tournament on a play-off from Northern Ireland's young tyro Gareth Maybin.

Sterne had a final round 66 to haul himself back into contention in a tournament where, suffering from a back injury, he had looked out of it.

Maybin, who got to 15-under, touched a low of 1.23
(-430) to win but missed an eight-foot birdie putt at the last to win the trophy.

Ernie Els also traded odds-on, hitting 1.46 (-217) when cutting through the field on the final day.

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