Jack Nicklaus announced that he and wife Barbara signed COVID-19 in March


Dublin, Ohio – Jack Nicklas told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz during the final round of the Memorial on Sunday that he and his wife Barbara tested positive for COVID-19.

Nicklaus said that he and his wife isolated themselves at home in South Florida from March 13 to April 20 and have since tested positive for coronovirus antibodies.

“Barbara was asymptomatic, and I had a sore throat and cough. It did not last very long, and we were very lucky, very lucky, ”Nicholas said during the final round of the Memorial on Sunday. “Both Barbara and I are of a young age.

“Our heart goes out to those who lost their lives and their families. We were a couple of lucky people, so we feel very strong about working with people who are caring for people who have COID-19. “

By Ryan Lavner

Despite current PGA Tour COVID-19 guidelines banning handshakes, Memorial host Jack Nicklaus says Sunday’s winner will not be prevented from shaking hands.

Earlier this week, Nicklas said he hopes to continue the tradition of shaking hands with the winner of each year’s memorial but clarified his views on Sunday.

“He asked me if I was going to join hands with the winner on the 18th green. Well, if the winner wants to join hands, that’s fine. [But] I will not hold him in office, ”Nicklaus said.

After his round at Muirfield Village, Tiger Woods said that he knew that Niklas and his wife had contracted the virus.

Woods said, “The fact that they met through it and they are safe and healthy here and there. It’s great news for all of us who are part of golf and who look up to Jack and Barbara’s over the years Are around. ” “The fact that they are healthy is nothing positive.”

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