Bryson DeChambeau Assessments Optimistic For COVID-19, Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Bryson DeChambeau received’t be competing on the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.

USA Golf introduced the information Saturday evening.

“I’m deeply disillusioned not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Group USA,” DeChambeau stated in a press release from the PGA. “Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an incredible honor 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.”

Patrick Reed, who represented america on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro however didn’t medal, will take his place on Group USA and spend the weekend present process testing protocol. He’s presently ranked thirteenth within the World Golf Ranking, seven spots behind DeChambeau.

Reed will be part of the remainder of the boys’s group — Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele — for the primary spherical of males’s golf competitors Thursday.

Sadly, DeChambeau isn’t the primary Group USA athlete pressured to tug out of the Video games because of the virus. Bradley Beal isn’t enjoying with the boys’s basketball group after coming into well being and security protocols, and girls’s gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker examined optimistic Monday.

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