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Bryson DeChambeau’s new army of fans chanted ‘USA! USA!’ as he took down Rory McIlroy at the US Open.

Yet despite winning his national championship in such epic fashion at Pinehurst, the new people’s champion won’t be representing the United States at this summer’s Olympic Games.

As well as banking $4.3million and lifting his second major, DeChambeau moved up to world No.10 in the Official World Golf Rankings – an impressive feat considering he does not earn points in LIV Golf events.

However, the US Open was the final qualifying event for the Men’s Olympic Tournament and US compatriots Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark and Collin Morikawa are all ahead of DeChambeau in the rankings.

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That formidable quartet will tee it up at Le Paris National in August and DeChambeau accepts his move to LIV cost him his chance to compete.

“Hopefully one day this game of golf will get figured out and come back together and I will be able to play [in the Olympics],” DeChambeau during his Monday appearance on the “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“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.”

DeChambeau’s wait to fulfil his Olympic dream goes on. He contracted Covid-19 just before the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021 and was replaced in the field by Patrick Reed.

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Xander Schauffele won gold that year, while Justin Rose was the champion when golf returned to the Olympics at Rio in 2016.

DeChambeau, meanwhile, will return to action this week after wild celebrations with fans in both North Carolina and New York.

He will be the star of show at LIV Golf Nashville, the ninth regular season event of the Saudi-backed league’s season.

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Ben Parsons joined bunkered as a Content Producer in 2023 and is the man to come to for all of the latest news, across both the professional and amateur games. Formerly of The Mirror and Press Association, he is a member at Halifax Golf Club and is a long-suffering fan of both Manchester United and the Wales rugby team.

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