COVID-19 knocks golf megastar out of Olympics

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Bryson 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 US 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."

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Bryson DeChambeau lifts the US Open trophy astatine Winged Foot. (Getty)

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.

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