Olympics-Golf-World number one Rahm positive for COVID-19, out of Olympics

FILE PHOTO: Jul 18, 2021; Sandwich, England, GBR; Jon Rahm looks down the fairway for his shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the Open Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

TOKYO (Reuters) - World number one golfer Jon Rahm has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics, the International Golf Federation said on Sunday.

The Spaniard had tested positive in the final testing protocol before leaving for the Olympics, the IGF said.

The men's competition starts on Thursday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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