American golfer Bryson DeChambeau will not be participating in the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
Fresh off a rocky weekend at The Open, DeChambeau was scheduled to head to Japan for the games. However, he tested positive for COVID during his final testing protocol before leaving the United States.
He is being replaced by Patrick Reed, who will be playing in his second Olympics after competing in the 2016 Rio games.
“I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA,” DeChambeau said in a press release. “Representing my country means the world to me and it was a tremendous honor to make this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo.”
USA Golf announces Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 and is replaced at the Olympics by Patrick Reed. pic.twitter.com/QSmfYzlnmR
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) July 25, 2021
The first round of Olympic golf competition is set for Thursday, July 29.
In addition to Reed, Team USA will be represented on the men’s side by Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa.
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