Bryson DeChambeau gained’t be competing on the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
USA Golf introduced the information Saturday evening.
“I’m deeply disillusioned not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Staff USA,” DeChambeau stated in an announcement from the PGA. “Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an incredible honor to make this staff. I want Staff USA the most effective of luck subsequent week in Tokyo. I’ll now give attention to getting wholesome, and I sit up for 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 at present ranked thirteenth within the World Golf Ranking, seven spots behind DeChambeau.
Reed will be part of the remainder of the lads’s staff — 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 drag out of the Video games because of the virus. Bradley Beal isn’t enjoying with the lads’s basketball staff after getting into well being and security protocols, and girls’s gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker examined constructive Monday.