Jack Nicklaus and Jon Rahm after the Spaniard received The Memorial Event at Muirfield Village Golf Membership in Dublin, Ohio on 19 July 2020.
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US golf legend Jack Nicklaus stated on Sunday that he and his spouse Barbara examined constructive for the coronavirus again in March and each recovered.
The 80-year-old Nicklaus, winner of a report 18 main titles, revealed the expertise on the tv broadcast of the PGA Tour’s Memorial match, which Nicklaus hosts at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio.
He stated his spouse had no virus signs, whereas he handled a sore throat and cough from 13 March “till we had been executed with it” greater than a month later.
“It did not final very lengthy, and we had been very, very lucky, very fortunate,” stated Nicklaus, who famous that he and his spouse, each 80, are at an “at-risk age” for extra critical Covid-19 signs.
“Our hearts exit to the individuals who did lose their lives and their households. We had been simply a few the fortunate ones.”
The PGA Tour shut down for 3 months amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial, the sixth occasion for the reason that tour resumed, is being performed with out spectators as coronavirus case numbers surge in lots of areas of the USA.
Tiger Woods, a five-time winner of the Memorial, stated he had recognized that the Nicklauses had examined constructive.
“The truth that they acquired via it they usually’re protected and right here and wholesome, it is all excellent news for all of us who’re part of golf and who regarded as much as Jack and (have) been round Barbara all these years,” Woods stated.
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