Tokyo Olympics: Covid chaos strikes Olympic golf tournament as DeChambeau AND Rahm test positive

The men’s Olympic golf competition beginning on Thursday will be seriously diminished following the shock withdrawals of world No 1 Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau on Sunday, after both tested positive for Covid-19.

For Rahm, this is the second time in as many months that he has tested positive, and comes just three weeks after declaring that he felt ‘invincible’ regarding Covid.

‘I’ve got it all,’ said the Spaniard at the Scottish Open. ‘I’ve had it, I’ve got the antibodies and I’ve got the vaccination. I feel invincible at this point.’  

Spanish golfer and World No 1 Jon Rahm (pictured ) will miss the games due to a positive test

Spanish golfer and World No 1 Jon Rahm (pictured ) will miss the games due to a positive test

Spanish golfer and World No 1 Jon Rahm (pictured ) will miss the games due to a positive test

It is his second positive test in two months, after he was forced to quit the Memorial Tournament in June while winning by six shots, missing out on the £1.2million top prize

It is his second positive test in two months, after he was forced to quit the Memorial Tournament in June while winning by six shots, missing out on the £1.2million top prize

It is his second positive test in two months, after he was forced to quit the Memorial Tournament in June while winning by six shots, missing out on the £1.2million top prize

‘I’ve got it all,’ said the Spaniard at the Scottish Open. ‘I’ve had it, I’ve got the antibodies and I’ve got the vaccination. I feel invincible at this point.’ 

DeChambeau’s positive test, coming hours before he was due to fly to Tokyo, completes a wretched summer for the Mad Scientist, after he failed to contend at any of the four majors.

‘I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA,’ he said, in a statement. ‘Representing my country means the world to me and it was a tremendous honour to make this team.’ 

Bryson DeChambeau will also play no part at the Tokyo Olympics after a positive Covid test

Bryson DeChambeau will also play no part at the Tokyo Olympics after a positive Covid test

Bryson DeChambeau will also play no part at the Tokyo Olympics after a positive Covid test

DeChambeau talked up a 'tremendous honour' to represent his country but will now miss out

DeChambeau talked up a 'tremendous honour' to represent his country but will now miss out

DeChambeau talked up a ‘tremendous honour’ to represent his country but will now miss out

DeChambeau is to be replaced by Patrick Reed, who faces a race against time to get to Tokyo

DeChambeau is to be replaced by Patrick Reed, who faces a race against time to get to Tokyo

DeChambeau is to be replaced by Patrick Reed, who faces a race against time to get to Tokyo

He will be replaced by Captain America himself, Patrick Reed, who has certainly shown true commitment to put himself forward at the 11th hour, since he was finishing up yesterday at the 3M Open in Minneapolis, after playing in the Open at Royal St George’s the previous week.

He will have to undergo a further day of testing today before he is allowed to fly. ‘I wish Bryson nothing but the best and I know how disappointed he is but, for myself, I can’t tell you how excited I am to play for my country again at the Olympics,’ said Reed, who was present in Rio when golf made its return following a 112-year absence.

As for the Spaniards, given the lateness of the hour, they were not able to come up with a replacement, with world No 166 Adri Arnaus now their sole participant.

Team USA have a star-studded line-up which includes The Open champion Collin Morikawa

Team USA have a star-studded line-up which includes The Open champion Collin Morikawa

Team USA have a star-studded line-up which includes The Open champion Collin Morikawa

But the golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics has suddenly been thrown into Covid-19 chaos

But the golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics has suddenly been thrown into Covid-19 chaos

But the golf competition at the Tokyo Olympics has suddenly been thrown into Covid-19 chaos

Public Health England data showed the peak of possible reinfections coincided with the take-over of the Kent variant in January, with up to 900 second cases at the same time as 350,000 first infections, suggesting the rate is incredibly low

Public Health England data showed the peak of possible reinfections coincided with the take-over of the Kent variant in January, with up to 900 second cases at the same time as 350,000 first infections, suggesting the rate is incredibly low

Public Health England data showed the peak of possible reinfections coincided with the take-over of the Kent variant in January, with up to 900 second cases at the same time as 350,000 first infections, suggesting the rate is incredibly low 

How likely is it to get Covid twice? 

As the MailOnline reported in June, Public Health England (PHE) data revealed up to 16,000 Covid survivors could have been reinfected – it is vanishingly rare but not impossible.

Their figures show there could have been up to 16,424 reinfections – 16.371 ‘probable’ or ‘possible’ and 53 confirmed – so far out of 4,565,813 cases by June 13, the report’s cut-off, meaning there is a maximum of 0.36 per cent chance of people testing positive twice. 

Reinfection is much more likely among elderly people, with around 10 reinfections for every 1,000 first-time infections among over-80s.

The rate was slightly higher for women in every age group and reinfection generally became less likely the younger people got, with it lowest in teenagers and children. 

However, Oxford University scientists have published a paper finding some had ‘no evidence of immune memory’ six months after illness and that others’ immune systems were likely even weaker in the face of new variants, because immunity from past infections and vaccines work less well against them.

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