Bryson DeChambeau is out of the Tokyo Olympics men’s golf tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.
The PGA Tour announced the test result Saturday night. He also said Patrick Reed will take DeChambeau’s place on Team USA.
Bryson DeChambeau is unable to compete in the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.
Patrick Reed wants to take his place in Tokyo.
– PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 25, 2021
PGATour.com reported that DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo. It is not clear if DeChambeau is symptomatic.
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“I am deeply disappointed that I cannot compete in the Olympics for Team USA,” DeChambeau said, according to PGATour.com. “Representing my country means a lot to me and it is a great honor to be a part of this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo. I will now focus on being healthy and hope to return to competition once. I am authorized to do so. “
DeChambeau, 27, competed at the British Open in England last weekend. It finished tied for 33rd place.
The men’s Olympic golf tournament will begin on July 29. Team USA is now Reed, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele. Morikawa won this year’s British Open for his second major championship.