PGA Tour Odds: Michael Thompson Causes $12,600 Shock Result at 3M Open
Michael Thompson held his nerve on the final day in Minnesota to win the 3M Open by two shots.
The final day of the 3M Open saw a host of players scoring low and looking to mount a serious challenge. However, Thompson’s -4 on the day was good enough to secure him his first PGA Tour victory since winning the Honda Classic back in 2013.
Adam Long finished second in the 3M Open which looked almost impossible after two days in Minnesota, the 32-year-old scored 15-under par on the final two days to secure valuable FedExCup points.
Emiliano Grillo was another who looked out of the competition after just two days, however, the Argentinian posted -13 on the final two rounds of the 3M Open.
It was another close call for Tony Finau who was among the bookmakers' favorites for the entire four days, however, he only managed to hit -3 on the final day, which means he finished three shots off Michael Thompson.
Thompson only registered three bogeys in the entire tournament, and racked up an impressive 22 birdies. His putter was his main reason for success, he led the way with shots gained (putting) and made 10 putts outside 10 feet on his way to victory.
His win came as quite a shock to the bookmakers, on the Wednesday before the tournament he was priced at +12500 to be victorious on Sunday. However, a few sportsbooks were only offering odds of +10000. The table below shows the difference in winning if bettors didn’t get the best odds:
|1||Return from wager at Best Odds (+12500)||Return from wager at Worst Odds (+10000)||Difference in Winnings|
As you can see, if online bettors didn’t get the best odds their winnings could have been dramatically decreased, despite them placing the exact same bet. Oddschecker is a completely free tool which allows users to get the best odds on every bet.
It wasn’t just online bookmakers who were shocked by Michael Thompson’s win, only 0.3% of all bets placed in the 3M Open betting market were placed on Thompson.
The 3M Open hasn’t had too much impact on futures betting, however, since the play finished in Minnesota the most popular bet in the PGA Championship betting market has been Max Homa, who is still priced at +20000. Tony Finau has been the most backed for the Masters in the same time period.