Sports bettors that positioned a wager on Jon Rahm to win the PGA’s Memorial Tournament final weekend might have been paid out, regardless of the Spaniard being compelled to withdraw from the event on the finish of the third day after he examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Rahm completed Saturday’s motion with a whopping six shot lead, however when he walked off the 18th inexperienced, PGA officers approached him and gave him the information that he wouldn’t be allowed to compete on Sunday.
According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Rahm was an in depth contact of somebody who had examined optimistic for the virus, however he examined adverse early within the event. After he made the reduce on Friday, he was examined once more, which got here again optimistic whereas Rahm was nonetheless enjoying.
Surreal TV second as six-stroke chief Jon Rahm learns he examined optimistic for COVID and Jim Nantz tries to make sense of it with out realizing what Rahm’s been informed pic.twitter.com/WvD6LmAlxs
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 5, 2021
Several sportsbooks determined to reward gamblers who positioned bets on Rahm. DraftKings Sportsbook was one of many first to announce they might be grading all Rahm tickets could be graded as winners. BetMGM additionally introduced that they might be paying out those that wager on him to be the outright winner, end within the prime 5, prime 10 and prime 20.
According to a tweet from Darren Rovell, FanDuel, PointsBet and William Hill additionally paid out Rahm tickets as winners. Rovell stated that Superbook on the Westgate Las Vegas could be counting these tickets as losers. One commenter on the tweet stated that the Circa’s huge sportsbook in Downtown Las Vegas is also counting this as a loss.
Patrick Cantlay went on to win the event. He was listed at +2200 odds when the event began final Thursday. Rahm was listed wherever between +800 and +1300.