News this afternoon from the Spanish Golf Federation that Jon Rahm has withdrawn from the Olympic Games Golf event starting on Thursday at Kasumigaseri Country Club after testing positive for Covid. Then news that Bryson Dechambeu has also withdrawn for the same reason. He will be replaced by Patrick Reed.
This is another roller coaster for US Open champion Rahm whoo had tested positive after leading the Memorial tournament in May. He was tested three times after competing in The Open and the third test proved positive. He has also been double vaccinated.
Social media reactions reached into their hundreds quickly. Most of which was negative. For example:
“Something isn’t right with all this” “Test him again!” “These tests aren’t legit”. “It’s fishy, the tests are BS” and so on.
Rahm will be replaced with Jorge Campillo. He issued the following statement.
Wish them both a speedy recovery, should they have symptoms.