Bryson DeChambeau Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Tokyo Olympics

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The United States will beryllium without Bryson DeChambeau erstwhile the men's Olympic play tourney begins Wednesday.

It was announced Saturday nighttime that DeChambeau has tested affirmative for COVID-19 and volition beryllium incapable to compete.

Patrick Reed volition capable successful for him connected Team USA.

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DeChambeau, 27, was acceptable to beryllium 1 of the most-watched golfers astatine the Tokyo Olympics owed to his beardown thrust and eccentric personality. The Modesto, California autochthonal won the U.S. Open successful 2020 and presently has 10 nonrecreational wins nether his belt. He is the No. 6 ranked men's golfer connected the planet.

Reed, 30, is nary alien to competing astatine the Olympics. He represented the United States during the Rio Olympics successful 2016 and was 1 of the apical golfers successful the moving to gain a qualification spot for the U.S. successful Tokyo. Ranked No. 13 successful the world, Reed won the Masters Tournament successful 2018 and has finished wrong the apical 5 astatine the U.S. Open and PGA Championship arsenic well.

Alongside Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele, Reed volition look to assistance the U.S. triumph its archetypal Olympic play medal successful implicit a century.

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