American golf star Bryson DeChambeau missed out on competing at the Summer Olympics after he tested positive for COVID-19.
The 27-year-old is set to play in this week's WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and told reporters Wednesday he doesn't regret remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19.
"The vaccine doesn't necessarily prevent it from happening," DeChambeau said of testing positive, per Bob Harig of ESPN. "I'm young enough, I'd rather give it (the vaccine) to people who need it. I don't need it. I'm a healthy, young individual that will continue to work on my health.
"I don't think taking the vaccine away from someone who needs it is a good thing. My dad is a perfect example. He got it (the vaccine) early on because he's a diabetic. People like that need to get it. My mom got it. I don't want to take away that ability.
"Now as time goes on, if it (the vaccine) is mainstream, really, really mainstream, then yeah."
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available to just about any American adult who wants to receive doses.
DeChambeau added he lost "eight to 10 pounds" during his quarantine and needs to regain some clubhead speed before he can reclaim his best form on the course.