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How DFS Scoring Works, Bets Are Graded After Paul Casey Concession At WGC-Dell Match Play on Thursday

How DFS Scoring Works, Bets Are Graded After Paul Casey Concession At WGC-Dell Match Play on Thursday article feature image
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Paul Casey surprisingly conceded after just two holes on Wednesday at the WGC-Dell Match Play event on the PGA TOUR, citing a back injury.

Casey was all square with opponent Corey Conners when he conceded, giving Conners the point and the rest of the day off.

Casey then conceded on Thursday after his opponent, Alex Noren, teed off on the first hole. Questions now come into play in both the betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) markets.

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From a betting perspective, any wager on Casey in a matchup against Conners is graded as a loser. Conners bets are graded as winners. Casey bets to win the group or tournament will remain ungraded.

Because Noren teed off, any bets on Noren would be winners over Casey, although sportsbooks didn’t post lines on the matchup so that point is moot.

DFS scoring isn’t as clear because of the format of the tournament. In a normal tournament, Casey would be forced to withdraw completely and receive zero points the rest of the way. However, not only is Casey impacted by potentially not playing, but his opponent is as well.

Here’s how scoring works, according to DraftKings.

On Wednesday, Conners finished with 34.25 points. He earned six points for winning two holes (Casey conceded in the middle of the third hole), lost 0.75 points for losing a hole, won five points for winning the match and was awarded 24 points for 15 holes not played.

Because Casey conceded his match again on Thursday, Noren would be awarded five points for winning the match and 28.8 points for 18 holes not played. It’s 1.6-point bonus for each hole not played in the match.

Casey is scheduled to face Louis Oosthuizen on Friday.

Casey entered the tournament at +220 to win the group, just behind Oosthuizen (+200). Conners (+280) and Noren (+300) rounded out the betting odds for Group 10.

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