Patrick Reed’s controversial win at the Farmers Insurance Open prompted one sportsbook to refund all pre-tournament wagers. But one losing gambler sought out a much more direct source to be compensated after losing a different kind of bet. And while we don’t think it worked, he gets an A for effort.
Over the weekend, Joel Dahmen shared the hilarious Venmo request he got from a random person for $500. The gambler explains in a message that he’s asking for the money because the PGA Tour pro played too well, costing him a head-to-head matchup with Lucas Glover he had bet on for Friday’s second round.
We’ve seen gamblers and fantasy owners complain to players about poor performances, but this is a new one. Apparently, it was easier to track down Dahmen on Venmo than Glover. Or, maybe he hit up both for some money.
What’s unfortunate for the gambler—well, other than the fact he’s still down $500 despite his best efforts—is that Friday was the only day Dahmen, who missed the cut, played well. But his 71 nipped Glover, who finished T-42, by one. Rough.
Anyway, good luck with your bets this week, but if they don’t work out, you can always try to recoup your losses on Venmo. At the very least, you might make a PGA Tour pro laugh.