World No 1 and 2021 US Open champion Jon Rahm withdraws from Olympic Video games after constructive PCR take a look at; Second time Spaniard has examined constructive; 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau additionally out after constructive take a look at earlier than travelling to Tokyo; Group USA exchange DeChambeau with Patrick Reed
By PA Media
Final Up to date: 25/07/21 8:56am
Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau have each been dominated out of the Tokyo Olympic Video games after testing constructive for coronavirus.
World No 1 Rahm has examined constructive for the second time in two months. On June 5, Rahm – who took a six-shot lead on the USPGA Memorial Match in Ohio – was forced to pull out after being told he had tested positive as he walked off the 18th green. The 26-year-old went on to win the US Open.
The constructive outcome was detected in a 3rd PCR take a look at following the Spaniard’s participation at The Open in Sandwich final week.
Spain won’t name up a alternative and can solely be represented on the lads’s facet of the draw by Adri Arnaus.
DeChambeau has been dominated out after testing constructive for Covid-19 earlier than travelling to Japan.
Final yr’s US Open champion, sixth on the earth rankings, was resulting from make his Olympic debut in Tokyo when the competitors will get underneath manner on Thursday.
As a substitute USA Golf introduced that DeChambeau has been changed by Patrick Reed, who joins Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele in the USA group as he heads to his second Video games.
DeChambeau shot a remaining spherical of 65 at The Open final week to salvage a share of thirty third place after a tumultuous week, having hit out at his gear suppliers after making 71 on the opening day.
The way in which he ended the event had given the 27-year-old confidence he may compete for gold in Tokyo however as a substitute he should watch from house.
“I’m deeply disillusioned not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Group USA,” DeChambeau stated.
“Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an amazing honour to make this group. I want Group USA the very best of luck subsequent week in Tokyo.
“I’ll now give attention to getting wholesome, and I stay up for returning to competitors as soon as I’m cleared to take action.”
Reed, who completed in a tie for eleventh place within the Rio Olympics 5 years in the past, stated: “I’m so excited to have the chance to signify our nation and be part of Group USA in Tokyo.
“I want Bryson nothing however the very best, and I understand how disillusioned he’s to not be capable of compete, and I’ll do my finest to play my finest and signify our nation.”
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