What Happens To My Pebble Beach Pro-Am Bets If The Final Round Is Canceled? PGA Golf Betting House Rules
Heading into Round 3 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Scottie Scheffler is tied with Ludvig Åberg and Thomas Detry for the lead at -11. Rain and wind will antagonize the field this weekend, part of an atmospheric river slamming the West Coast. PGA TOUR officials reportedly are prepared to play until Tuesday, if that’s what it takes to get all four rounds in. However, should storms persist, the final round could be axed or delayed. So, the question begs, what happens to my bets in that event? TheLines sorted through golf betting house rules from major retail books to find out.
So long as officials remain committed to playing all four rounds, check out live PGA odds for Pebble Beach.
Could Pebble Beach Pro-Am Be Canceled?
According to that report, officials remain committed to playing out all four rounds. A powerful atmospheric river continues to batter the San Francisco Bay area, with up to four inches of rain forecasted Sunday. That total adds onto persistent rain from Friday and Saturday.
Pebble Beach is no stranger to stormy conditions; last year’s Pro-Am subsisted into Monday. Weather impeded the 2019 Pro-Am, too. Perhaps most famously, 1998 saw a six-month break in between rounds. So while the full-on cancellation of rounds is unlikely, there’s at least a precedent for the TOUR to put the event on hold until further down the line.
What would happen in that case?
Golf Betting House Rules: What If Pebble Beach Is Canceled?
The following rulings are pulled from each sportsbook’s house rules. If you have bets at a sportsbook not listed below, be sure to read that book’s house rules to confirm. (Note: Different sports have different policies, so be sure to navigate to the “golf” section.)
So long as 36 holes have been played and an official winner be declared, bets stand for outright winners. Should there be a tie after the last played round, dead heat rules apply and your winnings will be chopped. Bet365 does not specify what would happen to other bets (matchups, round score, etc.), so assume these also stand unless explicitly told otherwise.
Should officials call off the final round, then the standings after Saturday’s round will be the final standings. According to BetMGM, “all bets other than those placed after the last completed round will stand provided at least 36 holes have been played.” Friday’s Round 2 completion confirmed that your BetMGM bets will stand.
They also state that a trophy must be presented. The chance of a trophy not being awarded to the leader after three rounds is next to none, but that’s an important piece to note.
Since the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a PGA TOUR sanctioned event, BetRivers requires 54 holes played for bets to be deemed valid. At the conclusion of Round 3, BetRivers wagers will stand. However, should Rounds 3 and 4 not be played (see postponement rules below), then bets will be void. Bets already decided stand (i.e. first round leader) regardless of whether 54 holes are played.
An important note for BetRivers: They break their house rules up by state. For this article, we cross-referenced Illinois and Virginia. However, to be absolutely sure, please confirm your own state house rules.
Like the previous two books, 36 holes must be completed for tournament winner and placement bets to stand at Caesars. Player matchup bets, though, will be void. Any bets placed after the final shot of the last-completed round will be void. Should the final standings from Round 3 continue to be tied, dead-heat rules apply and winnings will be chopped.
DraftKings also abides by the 36-hole rule. However the final tournament standings are determined after Round 3 will stand should Round 4 be axed. This applies to tournament winner and placement, with futures tickets being chopped should there be a tie after the last-played round. Matchup bets will be void should a round be canceled.
FanDuel doesn’t break the trend of 36 holes being required. However, they do explicitly mention that an official winner must be declared. While unlikely, should TOUR officials declare no official winner, then bets will be void. Dead heat rules apply, where if they declare a tie, your winnings will be chopped.
Golf Betting House Rules: What If The Tournament Is Delayed?
Bet365’s official house rules do not lay out parameters in the event of a postponement. In this event, keep your eyes out for an official statement from Bet365 regarding the tournament.
“In the event of a tournament being postponed, rearranged or moved to a different course, all bets will stand.” So if the 2024 tournament goes the way of 1998, you’ll be holding into those tickets until the final round is played.
So long as the tournament is played within the same sporting season and within three months of the last scheduled date, bets stand at BetRivers.
Caesars takes a different approach in the event of a delay. “Tournaments must be completed within seven days of the scheduled start or else wagers will be void, unless otherwise stated.” The PGA TOUR won’t play the final round past Tuesday of this week. That butts too close up to the start of the WM Phoenix Open, one of the sport’s most popular tournaments. So, should officials postpone the final round past Tuesday, your bets are likely voided.
Perhaps most pertinent to this tournament, DraftKings has a 48-hour limit. Should the tournament be delayed more than 48 hours beyond its initially-scheduled finish, bets will be void. Should the tournament not wrap up by Tuesday, your DraftKings bets will be refunded. (Note: Majors have until the end of the calendar year to complete until bets are void.)
FanDuel allows for the tournament to be completed, so long as it’s in the same calendar year. Like at BetMGM, you’ll be holding onto your tickets until the tournament is completed, should officials decide to postpone. This applies to all bets, even matchups.
An important note for FanDuel: They break their house rules up by state. For this article, we cross-referenced Colorado, New York, and Ohio. However, to be absolutely sure, please confirm your own state house rules.
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