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Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman battles Covid-19

The Normans took part in the PNC Championship in Florida last weekend

Australian golf great Greg Norman. AFP
Australian golf great Greg Norman. AFP

Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman shared photos on social media suggesting he has been hospitalised with Covid-19.

The 65-year-old Australian posted a video on Instagram saying he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms, then posted photos on Friday showing himself in a hospital bed.

“This sums it all up,” he wrote. “My Christmas Day.”

Norman’s son, Greg Norman Jr, also said on social media that he and his wife, Michelle, have tested positive. The Normans played in the father-son PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, last weekend.

The elder Norman said on Thursday that he had flu-like symptoms, including a mild fever, a cough, aches and pains, and a mild headache. He said he took a virus test on Tuesday that came back negative, but he was in self-quarantine anyway.

He was apparently admitted to a hospital on Friday, sharing a photo of himself in a hospital bed and another of a medical professional in head-to-toe personal protective equipment.

“It’s been an ugly one,” Norman said. “I for one am looking forward to getting out of this quarantine and looking forward to building whatever the great future is for 2021 and beyond.”

Updated: December 26, 2020 10:12 PM

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