The Masters: Patrick Reed Saved Vegas Sportsbooks A Lot of Money

Written By Chops on April 9, 2018
Patrick Reed

Tiger Woods didn’t win the Masters.

Las Vegas sportsbooks rejoiced.

Sports bettors did not.

Bettors Would’ve Blitzed Books with Woods Win

According to the Westgate, Woods garnered the most betting slips and money wagered at this year’s Masters. Tiger also helped make this Masters the most heavily wagered ever.

Jordan Spieth’s final round surge and Rickie Fowler’s near miss could’ve proved costly as well. Both were among the most wagered golfers for the tournament.

The leaderboard at times was littered with betting favorites across the board, from Rory McIlroy to Jon Rahm and Justin Rose.

Reed Rises to the Occasion

Instead, fan favorite Patrick Reed, he of 40-1 odds and 40” waistline, held off all-comers for the win.

Despite going to college at both UGA and Augusta State, Reed’s win was considered downer for the locals and mainstream golf fans.

Bookmakers though were doing awkward golf fist-pumps and high-fives over the victory.

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