Sportsbook offers refunds after Reed controversy

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  • Bob HarigESPN Senior Writer


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PointsBet, a web sportsbook that has a partnership with the PGA Tour, has equipped refunds to all of oldsters who didn’t wager on Patrick Reed at the Farmers Insurance protection Birth.

Reed, who won the match Sunday, had a excessive-profile guidelines self-discipline that was deemed to be dealt with appropriately by the PGA Tour nonetheless introduced about appreciable discussion because the archaic Masters champion went on to his ninth profession tour victory.

In the aftermath, PointsBet announced that it was offering a refund on all pre-match outright winner bets in response to the controversy surrounding Reed’s tumble right by plan of the third round.

“Must you wager on a diversified golfer, we indulge in your lend a hand!” PointsBet tweeted Sunday. “PointsBet is refunding ALL pre-match outright winner wagers on all diversified golfers in Free Bets!”

Bettors who didn’t lend a hand Reed within the match will get a refund within the catch of a credit to be mature on future wagers.

Reed got a free tumble on the 10th gap Saturday after he believed his second shot was embedded within the rough. The controversy arose because he picked up his ball — though it is miles allowed under the guidelines so as to resolve whether it was embedded — sooner than consulting a guidelines qualified. Even when Reed didn’t perceive it at the time, the ball had bounced, making it much less likely it may maybe indulge in embedded.

But a guidelines qualified granted the comfort, and Reed got a free tumble. He went on to par the outlet and ended up winning the match by 5 shots.

The PGA Tour is debuting a second broadcast geared toward sports bettors at this week’s Extinguish Administration Phoenix Birth in partnership with PointsBet.

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