John Rahm has given positive for Covid, as confirmed by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), so he will not travel to Tokyo to play a tournament where he started with medal aspirations. It is the second case for the US Open winner, who at the beginning of June must have left the Memorial Tournament between tears, after a spectacular third day.
"The positive has been detected by submitting a third consecutive PCR test, mandatory for all those who have recently been in the United Kingdom," explained the COE in its statement, where it also details that the "first two PCR" of the Vizcaíno "they gave negative. ".
The demanding sanitary measures and the premature of the deadlines will prevent the COE to cover the absence of RAHM, so ADRI ARNAUS remains as the only Spanish representative in the male tournament, which starts next Thursday.
Likewise, this Sunday has been known the absence of Bryson Dechambeau, US Open 2020 champion, which gave positive at the last test before flying to Japan. The American team will replace the number six of the ranking by Patrick Reed, with experience in Rio 2016, the appointment that meant the return of golf to the games after more than a century of absence.
The United States, which you can have Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffle and Collin Morikawa, will be the only selection with four players at the Kasumigaseki Country Club.Updated Date: 25 July 2021, 04:00