Ten years ago Rory McIlroy's dad Gerry had an inkling about his son's golfing ability.

Fast forward to the present, and the younger McIlroy earned a wire-to-wire win at the British Open. He also earned his dad — and his dad's friends — a six-figure pay day in the process, and proved his father's fortune telling abilities to be accurate.

That's because Gerry, according to the BBC's Andrew Cotter, placed a bet a decade ago that his son would win the Claret Jug by age 26 (McIlroy is 25).

According to ESPN, Gerry put up £200 ($341 US) at 500:1 odds, meaning he cashed in on $171,000 for his son's victory. 

But he wasn't the only one to show his confidence in the (at the time) 15-year-old. Two of Gerry's friends also put up money on Rory, ESPN reported. They wagered £200 each at 150:1 odds, earning a combined payout of $136,700 US.