Australian golf great Greg Norman has revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 on Christmas Day.
The 65-year-old two-time British Open champion, who now lives in the United States, announced the news in an Instagram post containing photos of him in a hospital bed.
“This sums it all up. My Christmas Day. On behalf of millions, fuck Covid,” Norman wrote to his 188,000 followers “Get this shit behind us never to experience it again.”
On Christmas Eve, Norman posted a video in which he described having “mild symptoms of potentially Covid” despite a test returning a negative result.
“I feel very flu-like, I have a mild fever, I have a cough, I have aches and pains, I have a mild headache,” he said.
“So I am in self-quarantine. Ugly place to be on Christmas Eve but I just do not want to jeopardise affecting any of my family or friends and loved ones around me.”
Only last week Norman played in the father-son PNC Championship in Florida with his son Greg Norman Jr.
The pair finished ninth in the tournament in Florida, two places behind Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son Charlie.
“Lets look forward to 2021 and beyond, and making this world a better, happier, more successful, happier place,” Norman said.
“Whatever the new normal is going to be, let’s make it the new normal. We’ve learned a lot of lessons this year, it’s been an ugly one.
“I for one, am looking forward to getting out of this quarantine, and looking forward to building whatever the great future is in 2021.”