The PGA Tour was one of the first leagues to resume play following a break in the sports world due to the coronavirus.
Bettors have quickly jumped back into the action. One bettor with the BetRivers sportsbook in Illinois won $200,000 on Collin Morikawa to lead the Workday Charity Open after Round 1 on Thursday.
The bettor, who goes by “Cashout King” on Twitter, laid down $4,000 on Morikawa at 50/1 to be the leader after Thursday’s opening round.
Morikawa had a brilliant first round, shooting an eight-under 65 from the Dublin, Ohio event. The Round 1 cash could be a small piece of the pie for “Cashout King” if Morikawa is able to win the entire tournament. He has a $10,000 ticket on the 23-year-old golfer to win the event (25/1), which would pay $290,000.
If Morikawa finishes in the top 5 (+750), a $28,025.54 ticket would pay $238,217. The total payout for a tournament win would eclipse $1 million.
The second round is still ongoing due to weather delays, but Morikawa is the clubhouse leader at 13-under. He shot a six-under 66 on Friday before the bad weather rolled in.
There are only three golfers who are currently within five strokes of Morikawa, but the gap could close by the end of the second round. Morikawa was a +150 live ‘chalk’ on Bovada as of 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday night.
Hideki Matsuyama, who is 8-under through 10, is listed at +500. Justin Thomas is sitting at 7-under through nine holes and is priced at +600.