Will Zalatoris Withdraws From AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Causes Odds Change at the Top
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Coming off his heartbreaking runner-up finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, Will Zalatoris was once again one of the betting favorites at this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
After testing positive for COVID-19, Zalatoris was forced to withdraw from the event on Tuesday, creating a shakeup at the top of the oddsboard.
Zalatoris was third on the oddsboard when they opened at PointsBet, trailing only Patrick Cantlay and Daniel Berger. At +1800, many believed this could finally be the week Zalatoris earned his first PGA TOUR win.
That will now have to wait.
The biggest impact this will have in the betting market is at the top of the board, where Cantlay is already a significant favorite. Cantlay opened at +650 ahead of Berger (+1200). Zalatoris was part of the next tier with Jason Day (+2000), Jordan Spieth (+2000) and Justin Rose (+2500).
With Zalatoris off the board at FanDuel, Spieth and Day are both at +1700 with Rose at +2100. Also at +2100 are Cameron Tringale, Seamus Power and Maverick McNealy.
This will also make a big impact in daily fantasy lineups. Zalatoris was the second-highest priced golfer at DraftKings with a salary of $10,800, only behind Cantlay at $11,200. That will impact lineup strategy with one of the favorites off the board.
Berger ($10,500) and Spieth ($10,300) are now the only other golfers above $10,000.
Zalatoris was the leader with nine holes to play at the Farmers Insurance Open and had an eight-foot birdie attempt to win it on the 18th hole. But when his putt fell short, he was forced into a playoff against Luke List. List birdied the first playoff hole to win it.
Two weeks ago at The American Express, Zalatoris finished T-6. He remains winless on the TOUR with one professional win in the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020.
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