DeChambeau, Rahm positive; out of Games

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KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) Positive COVID-19 tests knocked Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau out of the Olympic golf tournament Sunday, in a pair of surprises that reinforced the tenuous nature of holding a massive sports event during a global pandemic.

Word of Rahm's positive test came from the Spanish Olympic committee about four hours after USA Golf delivered the same news about DeChambeau.

They are among the best-known of the some 11,000 athletes descending on Japan for the 17-day sports festival at which negative COVID tests - but not vaccinations - are required to participate.

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Money Leaders: PGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Collin Morikawa $6,950,768
2 Jon Rahm $6,793,933
3 Jordan Spieth $6,214,964
4 Louis Oosthuizen $6,140,679
5 Bryson DeChambeau $6,078,990
6 Justin Thomas $5,953,362
7 Patrick Cantlay $5,620,030
8 Harris English $5,563,406
9 Xander Schauffele $5,022,458
10 Brooks Koepka $5,018,211
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