Jack Nicklaus and wife had coronavirus


Dublin, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus revealed during Memorial’s CBS telecast on Sunday that he and his wife tested positive for coronovirus at the onset of the epidemic. Niklas and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 in one month at the beginning of the year.

He stated that his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Niklas had a sore throat and cough.

Nichols said they were home from April 13 in North Palm Beach, Florida, “until we were done with it” about April 20.

“It didn’t last very long, and we were very lucky, very lucky,” Nicklaus said. “Barbara and I are both of age, we are both 80 years old, which is a risky age. Our hearts go out to those who lost their lives and their families. We are just one of the lucky ones There were pairs. “

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John Rahm of Spain celebrates the winner trophy, with Jack Nicklas, wife Barbara Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus on July 19, 2020 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, after winning the final round of the Memorial tournament by Nationwide.

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The memorial had no spectators, and Nickels’ visions were rare due to protocol amid epidemics returning to the PGA Tour during this week.

Nicholas shared the news when Memorial was coming off a season-ending final. Every time he has been seen, he wore a mask and kept his distance.

Five-time winner Tiger Woods said he had known for some time that Nicklaus had tested positive.

“The fact that they are through it and they are safe and here and healthy is good news for all of us who are part of golf and who have seen Jack (and) have been around Barbara all these years , “Woods said.

Nicholas held a remote press conference on Tuesday and said that whatever memorial he would build, his hands would tremble in that tournament.

“If they don’t want to move my hand, it’s okay, I’ll give them a fist or cut an elbow, but I’m not going to give them COVID-19, so … I won’t let anyone in that situation Keep it, ”he said on Tuesday.

He told CBS again that if the winner wants, he will join hands, but if the winner does not, he will be fine.

After a brief moment of indecency with John Rahm, it was a fist bump.

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John Rahm of Spain was commemorated by Jack Nicklas on July 19, 2020, after winning the final round of the Memorial Tournament by NARIAD in Dublin, Ohio.

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“I’ve dreamed of that handshake many times,” Rahm said. “Well, it was a fist bump because of the situation, but still, how many people can say that they got a congratulatory fist bump from Jack Nicklaus?”

Nickels said that being antibodies, “theoretically we can’t get it and can’t give it. It’s a good situation.”

In a June 30 update, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it is not known whether people recovering from COVID-19 can become infected again. It also said with a positive test for antibodies, “You should still take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.”

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