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Greg Norman has thanked fans for their support after his COVID scare.

The Australian legend spent Christmas Day in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the deadly disease.

In a post shared to his Instagram account on Boxing Day, the 65-year-old revealed that he has since been discharged and is now isolating at home.  

“To all my family, friends, fans and partners, thank you for your concerns, support and flood of special meaningful words of encouragement and love,” wrote the Aussie, who played in last week’s PNC Championship in Orlando with his son, Greg Jnr. “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.

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“When I returned from golf tournament last week I self-quarantined Sunday night to where I am today.

“I tested negative under the PGA Tour bubble for the tournament and again another negative test last Tuesday. On Wednesday, day 4 of incubation after being exposed, symptoms raised their ugly head – fever, joint and muscle aches, especially in my back, and headaches.

“Still have most but on a lesser level. These are what made me admit myself on Christmas Day as I wanted to know my status to COVID for the health and safety for all around me.”

Norman revealed that he underwent a chest X-ray and blood tests, which prompted doctors to conclude that he has contracted the coronavirus.

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“They released me to continue quarantining at home on medication in our guest house away from the main house,” added the two-time Open champion. “I do not have my PCR COVID test results as yet. Hopefully in the next 24 hrs. Until I get 2 consecutive negative tests I will continue to isolate with my dog Apollo keeping me company.

“Again thank you all for your concerns love and support and please be safe stay healthy and be smart. And let’s put this 2020 in our rearview mirrors and look to 2021 and beyond where we can get back to life in whatever the new normal will be.”


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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