"What a disaster";"Wyndham sadly does not belong" - Fans disappointed with Bryson DeChambeau's exclusion from the 2024 Paris Olympics team

Fans disappointed with Bryson DeChambeau
Fans disappointed with Bryson DeChambeau's exclusion from the 2024 Paris Olympics team (Via Getty)

Thanks to his decision to join LIV Golf, Bryson DeChambeau cannot compete in the Paris Olympics this summer. The rebel tour does not grant ranking points, so DeChambeau has been unable to climb the list into the qualifying region. While he is one of golf's top personalities and playing extremely well, he won't be traveling for the Olympic Games.

Each country can have a maximum of four players, so the United States had four ahead of DeChambeau. Scottie Scheffler, as the World No. 1, is easily within the qualifying range to play for his country.

Xander Schauffele, Collin Morikawa, and Wyndham Clark will join him. This has prompted some backlash from fans who wanted to see DeChambeau take his talents to the Olympics.

"Clark over Bryson is… woof," one said.
"I absolutely love Wyndham Clark, but Bryson not getting the 4th spot is a federal crime," another echoed.
"What y’all fail to realize is this is just going to end up with Clark getting dragged. Terrible for his psyche, but it’s also the truth—Bryson should be there instead; he’s who the fans want to see," one fan said.
"I like Clark but there’s no way Bryson shouldn’t have that spot," one fan noted.

While there is plenty of fan outrage, it is worth noting that this was not a captain's choice like the Ryder Cup. DeChambeau did not qualify by Olympic Golf Ranking, so he's not in. The four who were in that range made the team. Everyone else, including Bryson DeChambeau, did not.


Bryson DeChambeau opens up on Olympics miss

Bryson DeChambeau's US Open win saw him get serenaded with chants of "USA" from fans. It was an atmosphere like that at the Olympics, but DeChambeau won't get to play at the quadrennial event this summer.

Bryson DeChambeau won't play in the Olympics
Bryson DeChambeau won't play in the Olympics

However, he understands that this is the consequence of his LIV Golf decision. Via ESPN, he said:

"I'm playing great golf, I'm excited, but ultimately yeah, am I frustrated and disappointed? Sure, you could absolutely say that. But I made the choices that I made and there's consequences to that and I respect it."

He expressed a desire for the golf world to fix the issues and bring everyone back together, potentially alleviating this issue for anyone in the future. The next Olympics aren't until 2028, and there may be some LIV Golf players who want to play then.

DeChambeau would not be next in line for the Olympics, either. Patrick Cantlay ranks right behind Wyndham Clark, so he'd be in line for a spot if anyone has to withdraw for any reason.

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