Bryson DeChambeau will not be able to compete for Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo due to a positive COVID-19 test.
DeChambeau’s positive test was announced by USA Golf on Saturday. Team USA shared that Patrick Reed will replace him.
According to USA Golf, DeChambeau tested positive on the final test protocol before leaving for Japan. Reed will now undergo tests on Saturday, Sunday and Monday before he is allowed to travel to Tokyo. The first golf competition at the Olympics will take place on Thursday.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to represent our country and be a part of Team USA in Tokyo,” Reed said in a statement, via USA Golf. “I wish Bryson nothing but the best, and I know how disappointed he is to be unable to compete, and I will do my best to play the best I can and represent our country.”
“I am deeply disappointed that I cannot compete in the Olympics for Team USA,” said DeChambeau. “Representing my country means a lot to me and it was a great honor to be part of this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo. Now I will focus on being healthy and hope to return to racing once I am cleared to do so. “
The United States men’s Olympic golf team will now include Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Reed.