Rory, Rosie and Gerry McIlroy
Rory, Rosie and Gerry McIlroy celebrate Rory's Open victory at Hoylake Getty

Rory McIlroy's Open victory not only landed him the famous Claret Jug but also netted dad Gerry a £100,000 payout from Ladbrokes.

McIlroy romped to victory at Hoylake scoring -17 under par despite late charges from Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler, who tied for second place after shooting -15.

The 25-year-old, who picked up a cheque for £975,000 in prize money, became the third youngest winner of the Open alongside Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to have won three different majors by the age of 25.

But it was not just the golfer's pockets that swelled after he walked off the 18th hole. Dad Gerry, 54, pocketed £100,000 after a wager he made ten years ago came to fruition with McIlroy's win.

He took the bookies to the cleaners with a £200 bet at 500/1 that Rory would win The Open within 10 years.

Family friends were also toasting the win after two more bets were redeemed. One was placed in 2005 of £200 at 250/1 for Rory to win The Open within 10 years, which earned one of Gerry's friends £50,000.

Another of his friends laid a third bet of £200 at 150/1 for Rory to win The Open by the age of 50.

Asked if his father's bet would stand, McIlroy said: "I think so, I don't think it matters to my dad so much anymore, but I think the mates he did it with will be delighted, although not as delighted as him with me winning.

"Hopefully the bet still stands. I hope it does, it would be great...They [those with winning bets] are all going to be very happy. My dad has never reminded me but I knew he'd done it – it's a nice little bonus."