Bryson DeChambeau examined optimistic for Covid-19 earlier than leaving america for the Olympics and can miss the Tokyo Video games. He’ll get replaced by Patrick Reed.
DeChambeau, final 12 months’s US Open champion, turns into the highest-profile athlete to check optimistic for the virus.
DeChambeau mentioned: “I’m deeply upset not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Staff USA.
“Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an amazing honour to make this crew. I want Staff USA one of the best of luck subsequent week in Tokyo.
“I’ll now deal with getting wholesome, and I look ahead to returning to competitors as soon as I’m cleared to take action.”
Reed was scheduled to bear testing Sunday and Monday to clear himself to compete in Tokyo. The primary spherical on the Kasumigaseki Nation Membership is about for Thursday.
The 30-year-old Texan joins Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele within the males’s competitors, with Nelly Korda, Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang and Jessica Korda comprising the ladies’s crew.
“I’m so excited to have the chance to symbolize our nation and be part of Staff USA in Tokyo,” Reed mentioned. “I want Bryson nothing however one of the best, and I understand how upset he’s to not have the ability to compete, and I’ll do my finest to play my finest and symbolize our nation.”
Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, is now the one two-time Olympian within the sport, which was reintroduced to this system in 2016 after a 112-year absence.
“We’re clearly upset for Bryson, as we all know how a lot he was trying ahead to representing america in his first Olympics,” USA Golf govt director Andy Levinson mentioned in an announcement. “However we’re thrilled that Patrick Reed is worked up to play for his nation when he’s known as upon, even with the strenuous testing protocols and he’s set to reach simply in time to compete – on a golf course he may have by no means seen previous to the beginning of competitors.
“It actually illustrates the significance of the Olympics and the worth Patrick locations on taking part in for Staff USA and for his nation. We’re excited to welcome him to Tokyo quickly and know he’ll be a formidable competitor for Staff USA.”