Dustin Johnson ended up being the heavy 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 home. The world’s number one ranked golfer was socks that are wearing he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured their back.
Las Vegas sportsbooks took more bets on DJ than every other player in the industry. On Thursday afternoon, after saying he was going to take to to tee it, Johnson explained his body simply wouldn’t allow him in which he informed tournament officials he had been withdrawing.
The headlines brought to light the importance of reading the terms and conditions in Vegas when placing a sports wager. A few books said bets on Johnson would not be refunded, while others opted to return money.
Westgate’s SuperBook, South Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos said bets on Johnson would 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 make a difference if Dustin Johnson showed up at the first tee or even hit a ball,’ ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted.
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