Greg Norman Hospitalized With COVID-19

Greg Norman is wrapping up a busy December in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 65-year-old World Golf Hall of Famer hosted the QBE Shootout the second week of the month and participated in the PNC Championship alongside his son, Greg Norman Jr., last weekend, but upon arriving back in Jupiter, Florida, where he makes his home, Norman reported spiking a fever, joint and muscle aches, especially in his back to go along with headaches.

The litany of symptoms led Norman to admit himself to the emergency room on Friday, where he posted to social media that he believed he was battling COVID-19.

 
 
 
 
 
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“This sums it all up. My Christmas Day,” Norman captioned a picture of him in a hospital bed. “On behalf of millions, f•#k Covid. Get this s@#t behind us, never to experience it again.”

Norman posted again from his isolation location, his family guest house, laying out what his last few days had been like.

 
 
 
 
 
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“To all my family, friends, fans and partners. Thank you for your concerns, support and flood of special meaningful words of encouragement and love,” he began. “I am home now after admitting myself to the ER yesterday, Christmas Day, with symptoms very suspicious to what I have read about relating to Covid.”

Norman then laid out his timeline that included quarantining after returning from the PNC Championship due to being exposed to a person with COVID. After four days, Norman said he began to feel the effects of the symptoms, which is why he admitted himself into the hospital. Norman’s son reported that he and his fiancee have also tested positive.

On Sunday, Norman posted once again from the hospital saying that his test results had come back positive for COVID-19 and he would be getting treatment with “an infusion of Bamlanivimab antibody.”

 
 
 
 
 
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“Now back in hospital after getting a positive result on my PCR Covid test,” Norman posted on his Instagram. “Getting an infusion of Bamlanivimab antibody. The path to full recovery. Hoping to be out later today.

“Want to thank the excellent Doctors RN’s and staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for their incredible dedication and professionalism looking after and caring for patients in need in the face of having CoVid in getting this infusion. They have my utmost of respect.”

Norman went on to again elaborate on his symptoms as well as plead with his followers to take the virus seriously.

“To all out there, please take this very, very serious,” he said. “If you get it, the variations and intensity of symptoms varies from person to person. I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain, but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before.

“Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scrapping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work. Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with the memory of names and things. Then there is irritation. So please take care. And for those doubters out there, do not judge or cast unwarranted comments and opinions I would not anyone, even you, to experience this hideous virus.”