Dustin Johnson was the hefty pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s Masters competition in Augusta, Georgia.
Charley Hoffman’s near-historic opening round during 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 had a freak fall at his rental house. The planet’s number one ranked golfer was socks that are wearing he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured their back.
Vegas sportsbooks took more bets on DJ than other player in the field. On Thursday afternoon, after saying he had been going to decide to try to tee it up, Johnson explained his human anatomy simply would not allow him and he informed competition officials he was withdrawing.
The news headlines brought to light the importance of reading the small print in Vegas when placing a recreations bet. A few books stated wagers on Johnson wouldn’t be refunded, while other people opted to come back money.
Westgate’s SuperBook, Southern Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos stated wagers on Johnson is 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 tee that is first even hit a ball,’ ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted.
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