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Bad Golf Weather and Sportsbook Rules - Will Wyndham Clark Be Declared the Winner at Pebble Beach?

Bad Golf Weather and Sportsbook Rules - Will Wyndham Clark Be Declared the Winner at Pebble Beach?

Update as of 9:27pm on 2/4: The AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach has been called after 54 holes of golf and Wyndham Clark (+8000) has been named champion! See below for the rules on whether or not your bets will be settled based on the early ending.

Original article below:

If you’re a fan of betting on golf, chances are you’ve got some bets in limbo at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach this weekend. Inclement weather, notably sustained wind gusts and dense rain, have now officially delayed the final round until Monday, February 5. Tee time will begin no earlier than 8:00am PST.

There’s no guarantee that play will resume on Monday, however, as with more rain expected, the course conditions may not be up to par (no pun intended), and if the course is deemed unfit for play, the final round could be canceled and we finish the action at Pebble Beach with 54 rounds.

RELATED: Dimers' Golf Predictions for Every Tournament

Dimers Has +8000 Winner Riding on Pebble Beach

And what a 54 holes it’s been! Wyndham Clark shot himself a course-record 60 in Round 3 to seize the lead and end Moving Day with a 1-stroke advantage. Clark was one of three recommended plays from DimersBOT pre-tournament, and at massive +8000 odds. Safe to say, anyone with a Clark ticket (this man included), is hoping they call the tournament at 54 holes.

Should you have any bets in play, you’re likely wondering what the result will be if the PGA powers that be decide to cancel the final round of the tournament. Rules for how to handle premature endings can vary by book and the cashout offer being thrown at you could be pretty appealing, especially with the unknown at play. That’s why we’ve got your back and have covered the house rules at four major books - bet365, BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel – to ensure that golf enthusiasts are well-prepared when it comes to tournament play and settling bets.

Sportsbook Rules for Cancelled PGA Tournaments

Depending on which book you bet on, the rules may vary. We've highlighted four major sportsbooks below for clarity surrounding settled bets.

BetMGM Sportsbook:

BetMGM adopts the industry-standard 36-hole rule, with the standings after the last completed round considered final if the tournament is called off before the scheduled conclusion. All bets, excluding those placed after the last completed round, remain valid. An interesting stipulation from BetMGM is the requirement for a trophy presentation. If a trophy is not awarded to the leader after three rounds, the bookmaker does not specify the outcome for bets. However, this scenario is highly unlikely.

DraftKings Sportsbook:

Like its counterparts, DraftKings implements the 36-hole rule, ensuring bets stand if a minimum of two rounds is completed. If the final tournament standings are determined after the third round, they will be valid should the fourth round be canceled. In the event of a tie after the last played round, futures tickets for tournament winners and placement will be divided. Round-specific matchup bets, however, become void if the specified round is canceled.

Bet365 Sportsbook:

Bet365 also adheres to the standard 36-hole rule, requiring at least two rounds to be completed for bets to stand. If an official winner is declared, outright winner bets remain valid. In the case of a tie after the final round, dead heat rules apply, and winnings are divided accordingly. Although Bet365 does not explicitly outline rules for other bet types, such as matchups or round scores, it is advisable to assume that they stand unless stated otherwise.

FanDuel Sportsbook:

FanDuel, too, requires a minimum of 36 holes to be played for bets to stand. It explicitly mentions the necessity of an official winner. In the rare event that TOUR officials declare no official winner, bets become void. Dead heat rules come into play if a tie is declared, and winnings will be divided among the tied participants.

Please Gamble Responsibly

Understanding the rules set by sportsbooks is crucial for those engaging in golf tournament betting. While the 36-hole rule is a common denominator among these sportsbooks, variations exist in dead heat rules and voiding bets in the absence of an official winner. Bettors should carefully review the house rules of their chosen sportsbook, particularly in the golf section, to make well-informed decisions when placing bets on their favorite golf tournaments.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

Dave Garofolo
Content Producer

Dave Garofolo, a seasoned fantasy sports and betting enthusiast with a special affection for MLB and NFL, uses his deep knowledge to craft game previews for the NBA, MLB, and NFL. He also brings his expertise to the golf world with tournament previews and parlays for the PGA TOUR and major golf tournaments. Additionally, Dave offers valuable props for NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAAM basketball, along with best bets for MLB, NHL, and NCAAM. 

When not delving into the world of sports, Dave is an avid advocate for New Haven pizza, enjoys reading comic books, gardening, and spending time with his cats. His broad interests and detailed sports insights ensure that his contributions are both engaging and informative.

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