Optimistic virus exams knock Rahm, DeChambeau out of Olympics

Spanish golfer Jon Rahm has examined constructive for COVID-19 for the second time in two months and been knocked out of the Olympics only some hours after American golfer Bryson DeChambeau met the identical destiny.

The back-to-back coronavirus shockers got here on the second full day of motion in Tokyo and put a damper on the golf event.

The game is scheduled to start Thursday and will likely be with out the final two U.S. Open champions.

The PGA introduced DeChambeau’s constructive COVID-19 check late Saturday evening and stated Patrick Reed will take his place on the Olympics. They stated DeChambeau examined constructive earlier than leaving america for Japan.

“Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an incredible honor to make this workforce,” DeChambeau stated in a launch from PGA. “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.”

DeChambeau received in 2020 at Winged Foot.

Rahm took the title final month at Torrey Pines in a comeback of types. He was solely two weeks faraway from constructing a six-shot lead after the third spherical of the Memorial solely to be advised he had examined constructive for COVID-19 and needed to withdraw.

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