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Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus reveals he and his wife Barbara tested positive for COVID-19

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Honorary Starter Jack Nicklaus of the United States greets the patrons on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus revealed during CBS coverage of the Memorial Tournament on Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19 along with his wife Barbara.

The 18-time Major Champion told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz that he and his wife self-isolated at their home in North Palm Beach from early March to late April, but has since tested positive for the coronavirus antibody.

“Barbara was asymptomatic, and I had a sore throat and a cough. It didn’t last very long. We were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” says Nicklaus. “Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families. We were just a couple of the lucky ones. We feel very strong about working with those who are taking care of those who have COVID-19.”



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