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Sport COVID-19 knocks golf megastar out of Olympics

07:41  25 july  2021
07:41  25 july  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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World No 6 Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID - 19 before his departure for the Tokyo Olympics and will be replaced in the United States men's golf team by Patrick Reed, USA Golf said on Sunday. Reed will join the team in Japan after the completion of the required testing protocols, with the first round of the competition to begin on Thursday at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Share or comment on this article: Tokyo Olympics : Team USA golf star Bryson DeChambeau tests POSITIVE for Covid. e-mail.

Rahm was notified he tested positive for the coronavirus, knocking him out of the tournament. A command performance, that included a hole-in-one Saturday morning to complete his second round, went to waste. The PGA Tour said the Spaniard had come in close contact with a person who was COVID - 19 positive, meaning he could play provided he was tested daily. Every test came back negative except the one after his second round that was completed Saturday morning. The positive test was confirmed, the results returned as he was on the 18th green.

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 before leaving the United States for the Olympics and will miss the Tokyo Games. He'll be replaced by Patrick Reed.

DeChambeau, last year's US Open champion, becomes the highest-profile athlete to test positive for the virus. He said he was "deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA."

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a man holding a wine glass: Bryson DeChambeau lifts the US Open trophy at Winged Foot. © Getty Bryson DeChambeau lifts the US Open trophy at Winged Foot.

Reed was scheduled to undergo testing Sunday and Monday to clear himself to compete in Tokyo. The the first round at the Kasumigaseki Country Club is set for Thursday.

Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, is now the only two-time Olympian in the sport, which was reintroduced to the program in 2016.

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