Bryson DeChambeau to miss US Olympic golf team. Wyndham Clark included

Scottie Scheffler, Xander Scheufele, Wyndham Clark and Collin Morikawa will represent the United States in the men’s Olympic golf tournament during the Paris Games later this summer. Bryson DeChambeau, who won the U.S. Open last weekend and has finished sixth or better in other major tournaments this year, will not be part of the U.S. team.

The men’s Olympic golf course is designated by the International Golf Federation Global rankings As of Monday. Mirror IGF ratings The official world golf rankings, which are aggregated via a points system based on performance. But OWGR declined to assign ranking points to LIV Golf events, citing the Saudi-funded separate league’s guarantee of inclusion of several high-profile players, and its relative lack of annual sales and team tournament format.

In June 2022, shortly after the inaugural LIV Golf Championship, the IGF announced that it would not change its qualification system to accommodate LIV golfers.

“Events held during the Olympic qualifying period that do not meet the criteria for earning world ranking points and therefore do not contribute to the Olympic rankings,” IGF He said in a statement on time. “We have no plans to amend the qualification system for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.”

Golfers on the LIV can only earn OWGR/IGF rating points if they qualify for major championships, and most players on this circuit have dropped their rankings since leaving the PGA Tour. But DeChambeau’s strong play in golf’s Grand Slams — he has won the U.S. Open as well as four other top-10 finishes in majors since leaving the PGA Tour for LIV — has kept him at the top of the rankings: After his win Sunday at Pinehurst No. 2, he stands In tenth place.

However, that wasn’t good enough to crack the US Olympic team roster. The nations are limited to four golfers in the 60-capacity Olympic course: Scheffler (the world’s top-ranked player), Schauffele (No. 3 and reigning Olympic gold medalist), Clark (No. 5) and Morikawa (No. 7). ) are all ahead of DeChambeau (as does No. 8 Patrick Cantlay, who also failed to make the US team despite tying for third at the US Open). Clarke, who won the US Open last year, has not finished better than tied for 33rd at a Grand Slam since then, and has failed to finish higher than third in his last six events.

However, LIV Golf will not be completely excluded from the Olympic Games. World No. 9 Jon Rahm and No. 113 David Puig of Spain will be in Paris alongside No. 73 Adrian Mironek of Poland, No. 99 Joaquin Nyman of Chile, No. 240 Carlos Ortiz and No. 312 Abraham Uncer of Mexico. .

The Women’s Olympic Golf Course will be unveiled next week following the conclusion of the Women’s PGA Championship, one of the five major championships in women’s golf.

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