Masters Withdraw Sportsbook House Rules: What Happens If Scottie Scheffler Baby Comes?

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Written By Giovanni Shorter | Last Updated
The Masters Scottie Scheffler Offers

Scottie Scheffler is the unanimous favorite as The Masters Tournament begins at Augusta National Golf Club. Scheffler is the most popular Masters bet by tickets and handle (total dollars wagered), showing that bettors are jumping on the bandwagon of the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world. However, there is a small possibility of a Masters withdraw for Scheffler after he tees off due to family reasons. What happens to golf bets if a player withdraws after beginning a tournament?

Would Scottie Scheffler Withdraw From Masters If Wife Gives Birth?

Scheffler and his wife Meredith are just a few weeks away from the birth of their first child. With the birth being so close, the possibility of Meredith going into labor during the tournament is not lost on the 2022 Masters Champion. When asked what he would do if she went into labor, Scheffler made it clear.

“I’ll be out of here,” said Scheffler. “I think first child wins over quite a… over many things in my life.”

Scheffler’s withdrawal after the tournament could lead to a lot of lost tickets. Let’s take a look at sportsbook house rules for Masters odds and golf betting.

Sam Burns And Wife Also Expecting Child

Sam Burns and his wife Caroline are also nearing the due date of their child, in about a week. Burns would reportedly withdraw from The Masters as well if Mrs. Burns goes into labor.

Sportsbooks Golf House Rules For Masters Withdraw


BetMGM will cancel any future wager on that player if the golfer withdraws before the tournament.

However, if the golfer withdraws after teeing off, the wager will stand and can result in a loss.


At bet365, if the golfer does not start or compete in the tournament at all, it will result in no action.

However, if the player competes at all in the event and then withdraws, the risk will be lost on outright, group, match, or 18-hole betting.


If a golfer withdraws before the tournament begins, all bets involving the golfer will be void at DraftKings.

Bets will stand once the player has teed off the first hole.


FanDuel will honor all bets if a player completes at least one stroke during the tournament. If the golfer withdraws after teeing off, it will result in a loss in the tournament, and FanDuel will also grade those wagers as a loss.

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