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 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 had a freak fall at his rental house. The world’s number one ranked golfer ended up being wearing socks when he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured their back.
Vegas sportsbooks took more bets on DJ than virtually any player in the industry. On afternoon, after saying he was going to try to tee it up, Johnson explained his body simply wouldn’t allow him and he informed tournament officials he was withdrawing thursday.
The news brought to light the importance of reading the print that is fine Vegas when placing a sports wager. Several books stated wagers on Johnson wouldn’t be refunded, while others opted to go back money.
Westgate’s SuperBook, Southern Point, Wynn, Golden Nugget, and Station Casinos said wagers on Johnson could 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.
Johnson had won his previous three tournaments, and was unquestionabRead More