Bryson DeChambeau Out of 2021 Olympics After Positive COVID-19 Test; Patrick Reed In
ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images. Pictured: Bryson DeChambeau.
On Saturday night, it was announced that Bryson DeChambeau had tested positive for COVID-19 and was out of the 2021 Olympics.
Since winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in early March, DeChambeau hasn’t sniffed the winner’s circle, although he was in the mix at the U.S. Open before a late collapse saw him finish tied for 26th. That was his highest major finish of the year.
DeChambeau split with his longtime caddie Tim Tucker, who was with him for all eight of his PGA TOUR wins, including the 2020 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. He has also been involved in a highly publicized feud with Brooks Koepka throughout the year, although DeChambeau has played it down over the past couple months.
Prior to this news, DeChambeau was +1800 to win the gold medal on DraftKings, which ranked ninth among the 60-man field in Tokyo at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Reed will have to hurry out to the Far East. He’s currently playing at the 3M Open in Minnesota, and first round of the men’s golf competition is on July 29 in Tokyo.
This will be Reed’s second trip to the Olympics. He finished tied for 11th at 6-under in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.