When JustinThomas won his second PGA Championship improbably on Sunday, among those not celebrating Mito Pereira, Will Zalatoris and the sports books.
Here’s a look at how the finals turned out for weather at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with info from FOX bet.
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Thomas overcame a seven-shot deficit on Sunday to beat Will Zatoris in a three-hole playoff. It’s the biggest comeback in a Major since Paul Lawrie finished 10 strokes down at the 1999 British Open, according to The Athletic.
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This is JT’s second PGA Championship win (he won at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017).
Thomas was +1800 on FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $190) and rose to +2800 (bet $10 to win $290) before going into the final round, said FOX Bet Sports Trader AJ Devine . Thomas was -140 (prayed $10 to win $17.14) and went into the playoffs with Zalatoris.
“JT’s win was one of the worst results for us – he’s always one of the most popular picks among bettors,” explained Devine. “However we did reclaim some money in the derivatives markets – top 10, top 20, make/miss cut etc. Overall not the worst weekend for us.”
As for Pereira’s collapse, he held a three-shot lead going into the final round but fell into a tie for third place with a double-bogey 6 on the 18th hole. Pereira was listed at +15,000 on FOX Bet en route to the tournament (bet $10 to win $1,510).
Imagine the ups and downs of holding on to a Pereira total bet slip on Sunday.
“Pereira would have given us a positive, but more importantly, it would have been a big story for a 150-1 range hound to win the PGA championship,” Devine said. “Since the tournament went into the playoffs, we were able to continue offering odds throughout the head-to-head race. Thomas, a -140 favorite against Zulatoris at +110, was the more popular choice among bettors, allowing punters to end the weekend on a high note.”
You have to feel for Mito and his backers, but those are the breaks in the game.
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