White Marlin Open, Aug. 4, 2021—While there were some changes in the leaderboard after the second day of the 2021 White Marlin Open, the 82.5-pound white marlin caught Monday by angler Mike Atkinson off the Fender Bender both from Virginia Beach, VA is still the big story. Atkinson is winning $4.9 million dollars and if it holds, the catch of that fish could be among the top prize money payouts in all of sports!
How big is a $4.9 million dollar winning payout? Bigger than any winning horse earned in a Kentucky Derby, Preakness, or Belmont. Bigger than any golfer has won in any US Open, Masters, PGA or the British Open. Bigger than any tennis earnings in any tennis tournament including the US Open and Wimbledon. That’s big.