Bryson DeChambeau gained’t be competing on the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
USA Golf introduced the information Saturday night time.
“I’m deeply disenchanted not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Staff USA,” DeChambeau mentioned in an announcement from the PGA. “Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an incredible honor to make this group. I want Staff USA the very best of luck subsequent week in Tokyo. I’ll now deal with getting wholesome, and I look ahead to returning to competitors as soon as I’m cleared to take action.”
Patrick Reed, who represented the USA on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro however didn’t medal, will take his place on Staff USA and spend the weekend present process testing protocol. He’s presently ranked thirteenth within the World Golf Ranking, seven spots behind DeChambeau.
Reed will be a part of the remainder of the boys’s group — Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele — for the primary spherical of males’s golf competitors Thursday.
Sadly, DeChambeau isn’t the primary Staff USA athlete pressured to tug out of the Video games as a result of virus. Bradley Beal isn’t taking part in with the boys’s basketball group after coming into well being and security protocols, and ladies’s gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker examined constructive Monday.