Australian golfing great Greg Norman appears to have been struck down by COVID-19 on Christmas Day, just over a week after he hosted a golf tournament in Florida.
In an Instagram post on Friday, US time, Norman posted a selfie that appeared to be from a hospital, along with photos showing medical staff in full personal protective equipment.
Greg Norman in hospital with COVID-19 on Christmas Day. Credit:Instagram
"This sums it all up. My Christmas Day. On behalf of millions, f— CoVid," he wrote in the caption.
A day earlier, the 65-year-old posted a video while quarantining in his coach house, wishing his Australian followers a merry Christmas.
In the message he said he had a COVID-19 test on Tuesday which had come back with a negative result, but "I am exhibiting mild symptoms of potentially COVID."
"I feel very flu-like, I have a mild fever, I have cough, I have aches and pains, I have a mild headache, so I am in self quarantine," he said.
It's an "ugly place to be on Christmas Eve," he said, "but I just do not want to jeopardise affecting any of my family or friends and loved ones around me."
Norman's son, Greg Norman Junior, also posted that he had tested positive to COVID-19, along with his wife Michelle, who he said was "hit hard".
"Such a strange virus, I barely felt a thing and Michelle got hit hard by it. Michelle is incredibly healthy and extremely fit. We both feel we went above and beyond on protocols to avoid the virus," the younger Norman wrote in his post.
It comes under a fortnight since Norman hosted the QBE Shootout golfing tournament in Naples, Florida.
Norman's company has been approached for comment.
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