Online betting company PointsBet will refund bets to those who incorrectly guess the result of a PGA Tour event in San Diego.

On January 31, Patrick Reed received $ 1.35 million for the Farmers Insurance Open championship at -14 with a five-stroke final lead. Yesterday, PointsBet announced payback to all players who bet Reed to win.

“” There’s no shortage of gossip about the path of Patrick Reed winning the Farmers Insurance Open. If we book another competitor to win before the tournament, we will pay you the money, “PointsBet announced on Twitter. However, this dealer does not refund cash but will reserve the value for the next bet.

Controversy over how to handle Reed's situation has resulted in the dealer returning the money to the wagers on the door of other champions.  Photo: USA Today

Controversy over how to handle Reed’s situation has resulted in the dealer returning the money to the wagers on the door of other champions. Image: USA Today

In August 2020, PointsBet signed a multi-year contract with the PGA Tour to operate betting in official tournaments, starting at the Waste Management Phoenix Open January 4-7. Reed missed the event because of his commitment to attend the Saudi International part of the European Tour at the same time in Saudi Arabia.

The decision from PointsBet came after Reed’s determination that the ball had sunk in hole 10, the penultimate round, January 30 and was entitled to drop the ball free of stroke. On the same day, McIlroy also encountered the same situation and handled the same at hole 18.

Reed had many witnesses, actively picked up the ball and marked the position, then invited the referees to consult and was confirmed, while McIlroy actively did the same but did not have the law. The PGA Tour referees team confirmed that both were valid.

In particular, Reed was controversial because the CBS station re-examined the situation and stated that his ball did not sink because he had bounced once before entering the rough grass instead of being pinned on the field. This golfer part is more sensitive because it has been known to cheat in the club head sweep many times when escaping the bunker in Hero World Challenge in December 2019. McIlroy’s case didn’t work CBS dissected during the live comment session, but the video later showed his ball bouncing once.

Reed’s response to some mixed opinions from players attending Farmers Insurance Open.

“I think they followed the procedures. The referee concluded the ball was sinking, so Patrick measured a driver stick and dropped the ball. That’s all,” Tony Finau agreed. But Xander Schauffele and Lanto Griffin think differently.

“I will wait for the referee. And according to the referee and the witnesses, Patrick is legal. The golf world must say it is not good, but he is protected by the host organization. That is the essence,” Schauffele said. .

“It was sad and frustrating. But it happened. I hope the change ends,” says Griffin.

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