Without DeChambeau, US Men Seek First Golfing Gold in Over a Century

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While immoderate of the sport’s biggest names are missing the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. men are inactive expected to vie for golden when Round 1 of the idiosyncratic play tourney tees disconnected connected Wednesday.

The opening circular starts astatine 6:30 p.m. ET, airing connected the Golf Channel and streaming connected NBCOlympics.com:

The afloat docket for the tourney is available here.

The U.S. men will beryllium trying to take gold for the archetypal time in implicit a century.

Bryson DeChambeau, the No. 6 ranked men’s golfer successful the world, is the highest-profile sanction missing from Team USA’s roster after testing affirmative for COVID-19. But with Patrick Reed — who won the Masters Tournament successful 2018 — filling successful for him, alongside Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele, the U.S. roster boasts four of the apical 12 golfers successful the world.

The United States isn’t the lone country whose squad has been deed by the pandemic. Spain’s Jon Rahm, the satellite No. 1 and 2021 U.S. Open champion, was besides knocked retired of the tournament aft a affirmative COVID-19 test. 

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South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, the No. 8 ranked player, opted out of the Olympics, arsenic person 3 of Great Britain’s apical golfers, Tyrrell Hadley, Lee Westwood and Matthew Fitzpatrick. 

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