The Gutter Gorilla Difference
When it comes to gutter cleaning in Kiawah Island, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Kiawah Island.
Gutter Cleaning in Kiawah Island, SC
We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.
The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.
Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.
If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.
If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Kiawah Island for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.
Common Signs of Clogged Gutters
One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Kiawah Island, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.
Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:
Gutter Installation in Kiawah Island, SC
Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.
Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.
At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Kiawah Island, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.
When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.
Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Kiawah Island:
- We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
- Our installation methods are tried and tested.
- Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
- We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
- We are licensed and insured.
- Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.
When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Kiawah Island. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:
- Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
- Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
- The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
- Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
- Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Kiawah Island, SC
Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.
Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Kiawah Island, SC:
Pooling WaterPuddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
LeaksThe next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
Displaced HardwareIf you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
MoldCheck your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
Peeling PaintHave you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
Uneven GuttersIf your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.
The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Kiawah Island
At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.
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Sock stumbles at Newport as he tries to climb back up the ladder
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NEWPORT — Jack Sock found love, as well as his love for tennis.The 28-year-old Sock was a rising American star on the men’s court, and ranked among the top 10 in the world before injuries and losses dropped him not only out of the top 100, but out of the top 200 as he entered this week at No. 231.A Nebraska native, Sock began a relationship with former Miss North Carolina USA Laura Little, moved to Charlotte and the two were married on the beach in Kiawah Island, S.C., in December.“I don’t know ho...
NEWPORT — Jack Sock found love, as well as his love for tennis.
The 28-year-old Sock was a rising American star on the men’s court, and ranked among the top 10 in the world before injuries and losses dropped him not only out of the top 100, but out of the top 200 as he entered this week at No. 231.
A Nebraska native, Sock began a relationship with former Miss North Carolina USA Laura Little, moved to Charlotte and the two were married on the beach in Kiawah Island, S.C., in December.
“I don’t know how many people went from top-10 ranked to starting over,” Sock said. “To get a string of tournaments here in the states this summer makes the travel a lot easier, you’re playing in front of home fans and all that. It’s a great feeling.”
Sock fell to 35-year-old South African veteran and former world No. 5 player Kevin Anderson Thursday, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4, in the quarterfinal round of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Open.
“Mentally, it’s not easy going from the top 10, to getting byes in these tournaments and play on the weekend in a lot of them,” Sock said. “It’s not easy coming back and grinding your way through it again.
“This is the start of the second half of my career and I feel as if I have a lot to prove and play a lot of great tennis in front of me.”
Just four years ago, he was the No. 8 ranked player in the world, a season in which he won three of his four career titles. And he is well above .500 in career wins (166) as compared to losses (134), while having a 28-28 record in Grand Slam events.
His tennis life has been reduced to the Challenger circuit where he has met with mixed, but promising, results, winning five matches in June to take the Little Rock, Arkansas, title, losing first-round matches in Orlando and Tallahassee to stand at 10-6 overall.
In making his fifth Newport appearance, Sock was only entered into the field when Hall of Fame CEO Todd Martin extended him a wild card invitation. Sock wilted after winning the first set, dropping serve in the first game of the second set and again in the seventh game of the third set. All the while, Anderson uncorked 20 aces and faced just two break points.
“I’ve been primarily playing Challengers this year, it’s been tougher because of that because the schedule is pretty sporadic,” Sock said. “It’s not like spending a bunch of weeks in Europe or somewhere else. With the quarantine rules and testing, it’s been a grind.”
Sock, a two-time Newport semifinalist, was making his first ATP Tour quarterfinal showing since the 2018 Masters 1000 in Paris. Sock owns a U.S. Olympic gold medal and has won both U.S. Open and Wimbledon doubles titles as well among his 14 tour doubles titles.
“Hopefully, if I keep building my ranking up, I can get in ATP events again and that would make my schedule a little easier than instead of trying to find tournaments around the world,” Sock said.
“The social media people thought that I was dead and gone in this sport and I would no longer be around. Some things I couldn’t control with injuries and COVID, there’s nothing that I can change about it now.“It’s nice to engage and have human inter-action and have fans believe in you, that want to support you and are positive with you.
“I love going out there and performing and putting my best effort out there in trying to win. I have the perfect blend of a support team to come back.”
Alexander Bublik, a finalist in 2019 and the highest ranked player (at No. 37) in the field, survived 21 aces by Ivo Karlovic, but served 22 of his own to win his first round match and then took a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Jason Jung in his quarterfinal round match, hitting 14 aces and winning 85 percent (22 of 26) of his first service points.
“When you’re (ranked) 37 th and No. 1 (seed) means the field is not that strong,” the self-deprecating 24-year old Kazakhstan. “You have to treat all the players carefully – No. 1, No. 2, No. 52 you have to give your best You have to go through some hard times to enjoy (success) What pressure? From who?.”
Sock felt no pressure at all in returning to Newport, overcoming a one-set deficit to win his first match over Australian Alex Bolt 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and then upsetting No. 55 ranked and No. 3 seeded Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, winning 88 percent (23 of 26) of his first service points.
“I’ve accomplished a lot in my career, a lot of things that I’m proud of,” Sock said. “I’m out there to try to add to that. I’m playing with house money (with over $10-million in earning).”
Sock can still uncork 120 mph serves and his forehand has been clocked at 100 mph. But when your dominant right thumb can’t hold a racquet and back ailments hinder your bending, the results are losses and a tumble down the rankings, outside of the 1928 ranked players and without any ATP points.
That was a hard reality for Sock, who went 80-0 and won four straight singles titles at Blue Valley North High in Overland, Park, Kansas before turning pro at the age of 18.
He engaged with a new coach, former top 50 player Alex Bogomolov. His comeback began last September at the French Open where he won three qualifying rounds and then a main draw win over Reilly Opelka, then ranked No. 36.
“I’m showing that I can play some great tennis again – for me it’s just the beginning. I feel as if it’s easier now to go out and play and play freely. I’m in a much different place in my life.
“Obviously, I was at an incredibly high level, that I think that I can get back to.”
Danny was 1 of 3 recorded tropical systems to make landfall in June on SC coast
When Tropical Storm Danny landed on South Carolina’s southern coast this week, it became one of only three tropical systems on record to do so in the month of June.Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the first one — a Category 1 hurricane — landed on the Isle of Palms in June 1867 and weakened to a tropical storm before moving through the Pee Dee and into North Carolina.The second was a tropi...
When Tropical Storm Danny landed on South Carolina’s southern coast this week, it became one of only three tropical systems on record to do so in the month of June.
Records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the first one — a Category 1 hurricane — landed on the Isle of Palms in June 1867 and weakened to a tropical storm before moving through the Pee Dee and into North Carolina.
The second was a tropical depression in 1979 that made landfall near Kiawah Island before dissipating east of Columbia.
Meteorologists believe the increasing trend for early and late-season tropical cyclones could be related to better observations and improved radars and satellites. NOAA has predicted the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will include above-normal tropical activity.
Danny, the fourth named system of the year in the Atlantic basin, weakened to a tropical depression after it made landfall in South Carolina on June 28.
The storm caused wind to blow through the area, but nothing impressive. Rainfall was its greatest impact. About 4 to 6 inches of rain fell in some parts of the Lowcountry, and forecasters expected the storm to be a rainmaker as far inland as parts of Georgia and Alabama.
Even so, meteorologist Michael Stroz with the National Weather Service’s Charleston office said Danny was about “the weakest of a storm as you can can get and officially be named.”
He said Danny was “skeletal” in nature and not very well-developed. Weak rain bands caused some precipitation, then moments of sunshine and clear weather right after.
But the rainfall was beneficial for areas like Beaufort County, which had experienced a small area of drought. Stroz said that has likely disappeared after recent rainfall.
Brian McNoldy, a researcher with the University of Miami, said on Twitter that only three times in the past have storms named with a “D” spun up before July 1.
But it is not unusual for early named storms to hit this part of the country. Bertha, for example, developed off the South Carolina coast and made landfall near the Isle of Palms as a tropical storm on May 27, 2020.
Stroz said while it is true that there are more storms now than maybe 50 years ago, at the same time, technology to identify these systems has improved.
“So by nature, we’re going to have more named systems,” Stroz said.
In the 1950s, there were no satellites orbiting earth, so forecasters were highly dependent on systems impacting beaches and states to know if there was a hurricane or not. With new satellite technology, forecasters are able to see activity they would have missed even just a couple of years ago.
Stroz said this sometimes gives the impression that more storms are now occurring, but in reality, it is just better technology to be able to detect them.
In March, NOAA upgraded its Global Forecast System to improve weather forecasting across the United States. The advancements will be beneficial for hurricane, snowfall and rainfall forecasting and extend ocean wave forecasts from 10 days out to 16 days, NOAA said.
NOAA also has new drones available for launch this season to track parts of the life cycle of tropical storms.
Since the season has just begun, there is ample opportunity to see the impacts of this new technology.
Two new systems are now brewing in the Atlantic basin and both have a 20 percent chance of development in the next couple of days, according to the National Hurricane Center. One system is east of the Lesser Antilles and the other is southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.
Stroz said both systems are trending toward the Caribbean. And if they do develop, they are still more than a week away. It is hard to determine at this point if either system will impact South Carolina.
WinCup and Delaware North Partnership Surges Forward, Introduces phade Eco-Stirrers to 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., and BUFFALO, N.Y – New WinCup Holdings, Inc. and Delaware North, a leading global hospitality and entertainment company, are continuing their sustainable partnership by introducing phade® Eco-Stirrers to the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on June 24-27 at The Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.WinCup and Delaware North’s initiative to supply the KPMG WPGA Championship with phade® eco-friendly stirrers comes on the heels of the first event in the WinCup-Dela...
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., and BUFFALO, N.Y – New WinCup Holdings, Inc. and Delaware North, a leading global hospitality and entertainment company, are continuing their sustainable partnership by introducing phade® Eco-Stirrers to the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on June 24-27 at The Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.
WinCup and Delaware North’s initiative to supply the KPMG WPGA Championship with phade® eco-friendly stirrers comes on the heels of the first event in the WinCup-Delaware North partnership: introducing phade® to the 2021 PGA Championship in Kiawah Island, S.C., in May.
Made with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), a substrate derived from the fermentation of canola oil, the phade® brand represents the first mass-produced marine-biodegradable and home-and-industrial-compostable drinking stirrers and straws. The products maintain the feel and user experience of a traditional plastic stirrer and straw unlike paper straws that get soggy.
For Delaware North, making the phade® products available to its operations aligns with its proprietary stewardship platform, GreenPath®, which helps ensure the company carefully manages its environmental impact and positively contributes to the communities it serves.
“Bringing phade® Eco-Stirrers to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship so soon after the PGA Championship demonstrates our partnership’s commitment to move quickly in setting a new standard for environmental responsibility in our industry,” said Deb Friedel, Director of Sustainability for Delaware North. “We look forward to continuing to introduce phade® to our managed properties and upcoming events across the country to bring about a better, greener future.”
Delaware North operates in more than 200 hospitality locations, including sports and entertainment venues, casinos, airports, destination restaurants, national and state parks, and hotels.
“Our partnership with Delaware North is all about generating momentum for the good of the planet and everyone who calls it home,” said WinCup President & Chief Revenue Officer Michael Winters. “In just a short month since our introduction at the PGA Championship, Delaware North is bringing phade® to yet another major event, giving us the opportunity to expand the reach and usage of sustainable products that mitigate environmental damage. We could not ask for a better ally and look forward to our continued collaboration to solve the global plastics crisis.”
WinCup’s focus on sustainable solutions was bolstered in September 2020 when Los Angeles-based private equity firm Atar Capital acquired the company. Among Atar’s core principles is a commitment to sustainability and investing in companies that work toward protecting the environment.
The key to phade® is PHA. As WinCup’s CEO Brad Laporte explains: “PHA is used as a food source by bacteria that biodegrade the phade® straws and stirrers in a matter of months instead of hundreds of years like petroleum-based straws. Because of WinCup’s extensive manufacturing experience with foodservice products, we have the infrastructure in place to scale phade® with growing market demand.”
WinCup has won numerous awards for the development and launch of phade®, including the 2021 Innovation in FoodService Award for Sustainability Solutions from the National Restaurant Association and SmartBrief and 2020 Innovation in Bioplastics Award from the Bioplastics Division of PLASTICS (The Plastics Industry Association). Most recently, WinCup was recognized out of a pool of more than 4,000 global entries by Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards as a finalist in the Consumer Products and Enduring Impact categories and as an honorable mention in the World Changing Ideas -North America and General Excellence categories.
The development of phade® involved a rigorous testing and certification process. TUV AUSTRIA, a globally recognized independent third-party certifying body, certified phade® as both industrial and backyard compostable in a matter of months. TUV also certified the material from which WinCup’s phade® straw is made as marine biodegradable. Additionally, the Biodegradable Products Institute Inc. (BPI) has certified phade® as industrially compostable.
About WinCup, Inc.WinCup Inc., which is headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia, has recently been acquired by Atar Capital LLC, a Los Angeles based global private equity investment firm. WinCup is a leading manufacturer of traditional and sustainable disposable cups, bowls, containers, lids, and straws. The company’s eight manufacturing locations are committed to high-quality products and superior customer service. To learn more, please visit www.wincup.com and www.phadeproducts.com.
About Delaware NorthDelaware North is a global hospitality and entertainment company founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years. Delaware North operates at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, cultural landmarks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our associates are dedicated to delighting guests by creating the world’s best experiences. Delaware North serves millions of guests each year in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at www.DelawareNorth.com.
LIST: Fourth of July events happening across the Lowcountry
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – After more than a year of cancellations and pandemic woes, the Lowcountry is gearing up for spectacular 4th of July celebrations! Below, you’ll find a list of events where you can celebrate America’s birthday.Check out this list of what’s to come:City of Charleston’s Fourth of July Celebration:The City of Charleston will a Fourth of July concert at The Joe, beginning at 8 P.M. Special guests Charlton Singleton and Quiana Parler will be pres...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – After more than a year of cancellations and pandemic woes, the Lowcountry is gearing up for spectacular 4th of July celebrations! Below, you’ll find a list of events where you can celebrate America’s birthday.
Check out this list of what’s to come:
City of Charleston’s Fourth of July Celebration:
The City of Charleston will a Fourth of July concert at The Joe, beginning at 8 P.M. Special guests Charlton Singleton and Quiana Parler will be present, in addition to the Charleston Symphony. A fireworks display will follow the concert and concessions will be available for purchase.
Doors to the ballpark open at 6 P.M.
Admission is free, however tickets must be reserved (tickets can be reserved here).
More details can be found on CharlestonArts.org.
The venue address is 360 Fishburne Street, Charleston, SC, 29403.
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast 2021
The 4th of July Fireworks Blast is returning to Charleston Harbor this year. Red, white and blue fireworks will cover the beautiful night sky in celebrating America’s independence. This year, the celebration will be limited to the shore this year.
The fee to be paid is $20 for parking, parking spots are available first-come, first-served. Admission ends at 3:30 PM and the ship closes at 5 PM. The 4th of July celebration will begin at 6 P.M.
There will also be local musicians playing live music, and more than ten Lowcountry food trucks.
Strollers are allowed for parents with younger children. With the exception of service animals, no pets are allowed at Patriots Point. Tents are also allowed on the grounds but must be broken down by 8 P.M. so other spectators can view the fireworks show. For viewers who’d like to stay on land, they are more than welcome to bring coolers, however, no fire-producing products such as sparklers and portable grills are allowed at Patriots Point.
4th of July Festival on Kiawah Island
Kiawah’s 4th of July Festival will begin right after the Annual Bike Parade at Night Heron Park. The event will be filled with attractions including carnival games, live music, inflatables, and more for everyone to enjoy.
Food and beverage tickets will go on sale at 4 P.M. at the event, with food prices ranging from $5 to $15. Night Heron Grill will also be serving food until 4 P.M.
Admission is free for the festival and no reservations are required. The event is limited to Kiawah Island guests and residents.
The event’s location is 4000 Sea Forest Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.
4th of July at Riverfront Park
The Lowcountry’s largest 4th of July fireworks show is returning to North Charleston, starting at 7 P.M. Admission is free to the public, and guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Guests are also encouraged to bring snacks and plenty of water.
Here’s a list of food truck options:
Parking for the show is free. Attendees are asked to enter through the former Navy Base via McMillian or Virginia Avenues for parking. Carpooling, ridesharing, walking, and biking is encouraged.
Park entry is open until 5 P.M. Bags will be searched, and no grills, sparklers or outside fireworks are permitted.
Fireworks & Freedom Fest in Summerville
Take a small trip to the Flowertown in the Pines for a family-friendly event filled with food, fireworks, kids’ activities, and live music. The show will start at 5:30 P.M.
The park is located at 515 W. Boundary Street, Summerville, SC, 29485.
Fabulous Fourth in the Creek
The City of Goose Creek’s annual Fourth of July Celebration will kick off at 6:30 P.M. The event will feature live music, variety of food options, and fun activities for children. Outside fireworks, alcohol, and coolers are prohibited. Social distancing is recommended, and masks are required in areas where social distancing is impossible.
The celebration location is 519 N. Goose Creek Boulevard, Goose Creek, SC, 29445.
Field finalized for Tokyo Olympics men\'s golf competition; Sergio Garcia out for Spain
Major champions Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and Louis Oosthuizen joined Masters and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson in declining playing spots in the men’s golf competition in next month’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.The field of 60 was finalized Tuesday; the replacement list was also determined.The men’s competition will be held July 29-August 1 at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan. The women’s competition is August 4-7 at the same locale.Representing the U.S. will be Justin Thomas, Collin Mo...
Major champions Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer and Louis Oosthuizen joined Masters and U.S. Open winner Dustin Johnson in declining playing spots in the men’s golf competition in next month’s Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The field of 60 was finalized Tuesday; the replacement list was also determined.
The men’s competition will be held July 29-August 1 at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan. The women’s competition is August 4-7 at the same locale.
Representing the U.S. will be Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson DeChambeau. Johnson said in March he would not be playing if he earned one of the USA’s four spots. Patrick Cantlay is the team’s first reserve.
“I’m going. I’m so excited. It’s going to be one of the best things of my life,” 2020 PGA champion Morikawa said after tying for fourth in the U.S. Open last Sunday. “To think back that I was an amateur two years ago, literally two years ago, and to be on this team and to be heading to Tokyo puts a smile on my face.”
Garcia, who played in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and tied for eighth, will not join world No. 1 and newly minted U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm in playing for Spain.
“This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I love the Olympic Games, but my first priority (is) to represent Spain on the international stage in the Ryder Cup. My number one goal is to identify in the European team without having to wait for hopeful invitations. Representing Spain in the Olympic Games is an honor and an enormous responsibility that requires 100% of your mental effort,” Garcia said in a message he posted on social media.
He will be replaced on the team by Rafa Cabrera Bello, who tied for fifth in Rio.
South African and 2010 Open championship winner Oosthuizen, who finished runner-up in the U.S. Open, was replaced by Christiaan Bezuidenhout. Germany’s two-time major champion Kaymer was replaced by Hurly Long.
2/2 in the States, in addition to honoring family commitments with the new life we are building at the farm. Family has always been my core and this is the best decision for us at this time in our lives. My best are with the South Africans competing. We will be cheering you on!
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) June 22, 2021
Also deciding not to play were England’s Tyrrell Hatton, ranked No. 11 in the world, Matthew Fitzpatrick, ranked No. 21, and Lee Westwood, ranked No. 27. England will be represented by No. 20 Paul Casey and No. 33 Tommy Fleetwood.
The field was restricted to the top 60 in the OWGR. The world’s top 15 players would be eligible, with a country limited to four players. After that, players will be eligible based on the world ranking, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top 15.
The medal winners from the Rio Olympics did not qualify – England’s Justin Rose (gold medal), Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (silver) and USA’s Matt Kuchar (bronze).