Bryson DeChambeau is incapable to vie aft being listed among the athletes that person tested affirmative for COVID-19 astatine the Tokyo Olympics.
The PGA Tour announced Saturday that DeChambeau tested affirmative for COVID-19 earlier leaving the United States for the Olympics and volition miss the Tokyo Games.
He'll beryllium replaced by Patrick Reed.
DeChambeau, past year's U.S. Open champion, becomes the highest-profile jock to trial affirmative for the virus. He said helium was "deeply disappointed not to beryllium capable to vie successful the Olympics for Team USA."
Reed was scheduled to acquisition investigating Sunday and Monday to wide himself to vie successful Tokyo. The the archetypal circular astatine the Kasumigaseki Country Club is acceptable for Thursday.
Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, is present the lone two-time Olympian successful the sport, which was reintroduced to the programme successful 2016.
DeChambeau is presently ranked sixth successful the satellite connected the PGA Tour, a ranking that allowed him to conscionable suffice for the Olympics arsenic a subordinate of Teem U.S.A.
He won his archetypal large title successful the 2020 U.S. Open.
Born Sept. 16, 1993, successful California, DeChambeau, 27, went to Southern Methodist University connected a assistance and became the archetypal Mustang to triumph an NCAA idiosyncratic rubric successful 2015.
In 2016, erstwhile helium couldn't support his rubric owed to a postseason prohibition for SMU, DeChambeau decided to spell pro. His analytical attack to the crippled has earned him the nickname "The Scientist."
DeChambeau, who studied physics astatine SMU, is known for his assertive and little accepted attack to golf.