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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Jon Rahm without Games after his second positive for Covid in two months

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2021: Jon Rahm without Games after his second positive for Covid in two months

In early June, the winner of the US Open had already left the Memorial tournament in tears for another similar affair.

Rahm, during the last day of the British Open, last Sunday.AFP

john rahmo Having tested positive for COVID, confirmed by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), he will not travel to Tokyo to play a tournament where he starts with medal aspirations. It is the second case for the US Open winner, who, after a spectacular third day in early June, already had to tear from the Memorial tournament.

“During the third consecutive PCR test found positive, it is mandatory for all those who have recently been in the United Kingdom,” the CoE said in its statement. were negative.” A few days after his first positive at Memorial, Rahm remarked that he had already been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson serum, which required only one dose.

Last Sunday, Rahm finished third at the British Open, just behind Colin Morikawa You Jordan Spieth, so it was emerging as one of the favorites in these games. It must be remembered that last week he also occupied the ‘number one’ of the rankings after relegating Dustin Johnson, which failed to make the cut in the TPC Twin Cities.

26-year-old Rahm had shown his enthusiasm for competing in Tokyo on several occasions. He remarked something like, “You have the opportunity to be called an Olympian, which is reserved only for a very select group of people in history. If you also win medals, especially golds, you are an even more selective group.” are part of.” weeks ago.

DeChambeau, too, goes down

The demand for sanitary measures and the urgency of the deadline will prevent the COE from covering the absence of mercy, therefore adri arnaus He remains the only Spanish representative in the men’s tournament starting next Thursday.

Also, this Sunday’s absence Bryson DeChambeauUS Open 2020 champion, who tested positive in the final test before flying to Japan. The US team will take the sixth place in the rankings Patrick ReedWith the experience at Ro 2016, the event marked golf’s return to the sport after more than a century of absence.

United States, which can be trusted Justin Thomas, xander schoffele and Colin Morikawa, Kasumigaseki Country Club is the only team with four players.