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Jorge Campillo to replace Jon Rahm for Spain at Tokyo Olympics

Jorge Campillo to replace Jon Rahm for Spain at Tokyo Olympics
Posted at 8:32 PM, Jul 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 23:45:41-04

Spain initially did not intend to replace Jon Rahm after he tested positive for COVID-19, keeping him out of the Tokyo Olympics, but there's been a change of plans.

The International Golf Federation announced Monday that Jorge Campillo will be filling in for Rahm when the men's Olympic golf tournament begins Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Campillo, 35, will be making his Olympic debut and will join Adri Arnaus as the only two men's golfers representing Spain in Tokyo. Two women's golfers — Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz — will also be representing Spain when the women's tournament kicks off.

Campillo is currently the 199th-ranked men's golfer on the planet, per the World Golf Ranking.