Dustin Johnson ended up being the hefty pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s Masters competition in Augusta, Georgia.
Charley Hoffman’s near-historic opening round at the Masters was largely overshadowed by favorite Dustin Johnson’s dramatic slip up.
But on Wednesday evening, just hours before the round that is first Thursday, Johnson possessed a freak fall at his rental home. The planet’s number one ranked golfer was socks that are wearing he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured his back.
Las Vegas sportsbooks took more wagers on DJ than other player in the field. On Thursday afternoon, after saying he was planning to take to to tee it, Johnson explained his human body simply wouldn’t enable him and he informed tournament officials he had been withdrawing.
The headlines brought to light the importance of reading the print that is fine Vegas when placing a recreations bet. Several books said wagers on Johnson would not be refunded, while others opted to go back money.
Westgate’s SuperBook, Southern Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos stated bets on Johnson will be refunded. But MGM, Boyd Gaming, Caesars, CG Tech, and William Hill sportsbooks told bettors to count their losses.
‘At most sportsbooks, action is action. Doesn’t matter if Dustin Johnson showed up at the first tee or even hit a ball,’ ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted.
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