Gold legend Jack Nicklaus revealed Sunday during CBS’ telecast of the final round of the Memorial Tournament that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus in March. Nicklaus said he had minor symptoms, while his wife experienced none. He told CBS’ Jim Nantz they were quarantined at their home in North Palm Beach, Fla., from March 13 until about April 20. Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 earlier this year.
“It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” Nicklaus said. “Barbara and I are both of the age, both of us 80 years old, that is an at-risk age. Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families. We were just a couple of the lucky ones.”
Nicklaus shared the news when the tournament was coming out of a weather delay. Earlier this week, he said he would shake the hand of whoever wins the Memorial — a tradition at the event he created.
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