went down at The Masters yesterday. Dustin Johnson screw up his back but tried to give it a go only to walk off the tee box having not attempted a stroke. That led to a lot of confusion in terms of sportsbooks refunding various bets.
"Under normal circumstances, we wouldn't give back the money, but for the last couple years, for the majors, we've decided to give back the money if a golfer doesn't tee off," said Johnny Avello, who runs that book. "It turns out to be such a hassle not to do the refund because for the next three months all you hear from those customers is about the money they lost."
"We had it for years when Tiger [Woods] didn't wind up playing, and it's not only golf. When Ole Miss got their bowl ban [in February], that didn't mean that anyone who bet on Mississippi got their money back."