Olympics-Golf-DeChambeau replaced by Reed after positive COVID-19 test


FILE PHOTO: Golf - The 149th Open Championship - Royal St George's, Sandwich, Britain - July 18, 2021 Bryson DeChambeau of the U.S. walks up the 18th hole during the final round REUTERS/Lee Smith

TOKYO (Reuters) - World number six Bryson DeChambeau tested positive for COVID-19 before his departure for the Tokyo Olympics and will be replaced in the United States men's golf team by Patrick Reed, USA Golf said on Sunday.

"I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA," DeChambeau said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney, Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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