Jack Nicklaus, Wife Tested Positive for COVID-19

During Sunday’s CBS telecast of The Memorial, golf legend Jack Nicklaus revealed that he and his wife Barbara tested positive for the coronavirus at the start of the pandemic. 

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“It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky. 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 told CBS. 

The two just turned 80 at the start of the year. 

“The fact that they got through it and they’re safe and here and healthy, it’s all good news for all of us who are a part of golf and who looked up to Jack and have been around Barbara all these years,” said Tiger Woods after the round. 

Going into detail, Nicklaus said that his wife had no symptoms, while he had a sore throat and a cough. 

He added that the couple stayed home from about March 13 to April 20. 

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Nicklaus walked out to the 18th green and gave a fist bump to winner Jon Rahm. 

He usually gives a handshake. 

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