Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-25 08:08:01 –
Spanish golfer Jon Rahm tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time in two months, and American golfer Bryson DeChambeau was knocked out of the Olympics just hours after following the same fate.
A back-to-back coronavirus shocker came on the second day of action in Tokyo and put a damper on the golf tournament.
The sport is scheduled to start on Thursday, leaving the last two US Open champions gone.
The PGA announced DeChambeau’s positive COVID-19 test late Saturday night, stating that Patrick Reed would replace him at the Olympics. They said DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Japan.
“Representing my country meant the world to me and it was a great honor to form this team,” DeChambeau said in a release. From PGA.. “I wish Team USA good luck in Tokyo next week. I’m now focused on getting healthy, and if I’m allowed to do that, I’m looking forward to returning to the competition. . “
DeChambeau won the Winged Foot in 2020.
Bryson DeChambeau will not be able to compete in the Olympics after a positive COVID-19 test.
Patrick Reed will be active in Tokyo.
— PGA Tour (@PGATOUR) July 25, 2021
Ram won the title last month with some kind of comeback at Torrey Pines. He was only two weeks away from building a six-shot lead after the third round of the memorial, but was told he had to withdraw because he tested positive for COVID-19.