Looks like Tanner Tolbert finally got his rose.
The former Bachelorette contestant who found himself — well, found his wife, Jade Roper Tolbert — stripped of a DraftKings million-dollar victory in the wild card round of the 2019 NFL playoffs took down the DraftKings U.S. Open Golf Millionaire Maker Sunday afternoon. With the win, Tolbert brought home a million bucks (and then some, as he also had three other top 10 finishes) for his $15 entry.
Of course, nothing is official until Tolbert cashes the winnings, a lesson the former contestant of the ABC hit show found out the hard way a few years back.
Hey @DraftKings. Before you payout the @usopengolf milly maker, you may want to confirm this guy isn’t multi accounting. Not saying he is, but guy has been accused in the past. #millymaker pic.twitter.com/oHXyzPXff4
— Michael Shadwick (@shadwims) June 19, 2022
Alleged collusion controversy
Tobert’s wife took down that Milly Maker, and Twitter detectives immediately thought something was amiss, including DFS superstar Alex “Awesemo” Baker, who noted he thought the winner was once a contestant on The Bachelor because his girlfriend forced him to watch the show.
And what looked like a happy story quickly turned sour, as other people on Twitter started noticing some inconsistencies, most notably how players in Roper Tolbert’s 150 lineups — specifically quarterbacks — weren’t included in any of her husband’s 150 lineups.
This is absolutely insanity and is the the clearest collusion ever. Check the QBs lmao pic.twitter.com/JudoCAT0JQ
— William Bierman (@williambierman) January 6, 2020
And with a 150-max entry limit and no collusion allowed, DraftKings decided to look into the matter. A few weeks later, with little fanfare, DraftKings — to mix reality shows — kicked Roper Tolbert off the island and stripped her of the winnings.
But despite the ruling, neither Tolbert was banned from DraftKings’ contests going forward, as was clearly evidenced late Sunday afternoon when Matthew Fitzpatrick won his first major — and Tolbert won his “first” milly maker. Fitzpatrick defeated Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler in the U.S. Open by one shot.