Tokyo Olympics: World number one golfer John Rahm contacts coronavirus, out of Tokyo Games

World number one golfer John Rahm from Spain and the U.S. Open champion of 2021 is out of the Tokyo Olympics contacting the COVID-19 virus.

The COVID-19 rates have been rising in Japan while the Tokyo Games take place in Japan. World number one, golfer John Rahm as not the first instance for contacting the virus, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is compelled to stay out of the mega event of the Olympic golf tournament which is scheduled to commence Thursday.

The Spanish golfer was expected to undergo four PCR tests in the United Kingdom ahead of the Tokyo Games and he failed three back to back tests, told Spanish Olympic Committee to USA TODAY Sports.

The Committee told through the International Golf Federation that they couldn’t get the substitute for the Spaniard because of the inadequate “time to find a replacement and comply with necessary health protocols required for the Tokyo Olympics.”

Rahm is the champion of the U.S. Open in 2021. He won the championship and fifteen days later, returned with a positive sample following the mandatory test he underwent for participation in the British Open. The positive instance urged the player to skip the Memorial Tournament before the final round even though he was clenching a dominant six-stroke lead after the third round.

Rahm’s withdrawal states that the prior two U.S. Open winners will not contend in the event. Bryson DeChambeau, who also tested positive for the virus will not represent the United States.


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