Bryson DeChambeau’s Olympic Dreams Dashed Despite U.S. Open Triumph

Bryson DeChambeau’s celebration of his second major championship title was dampened by the news that he won’t represent Team USA at the Paris Olympics.

Despite winning at Pinehurst, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark, and Collin Morikawa were chosen to compete at Le Golf National from August 1 to August 4.

With 60 players in the Olympic field, each nation can only have four players in the top 15 of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR).

DeChambeau, although now ranked No.10 after his US Open win, is still below Scheffler, Schauffele, Clark, Morikawa, and Patrick Cantlay in the US rankings. His move to the LIV Golf circuit in 2022 affected his ranking due to not earning points from those events.

In a tweet, US Golf announced the final four for Paris: “The FOUR for #ParisOlympics. Scheffler, Schauffele, Clark, Morikawa,” accompanied by a photo of the team.

DeChambeau expressed his disappointment and desire to represent the US on the Pat McAfee Show, citing COVID-19 as a previous barrier and hoping for future opportunities. He acknowledged the consequences of his decisions but remained optimistic about the future of golf.

Schauffele will aim to replicate his Tokyo 2020 gold medal performance, and Morikawa will make his second Olympic appearance. Scheffler and Clark will debut at the Olympics in Paris. Golf was reintroduced to the Olympics in 2016, with Justin Rose winning gold for Great Britain.