Australian golfing great Greg Norman has expressed his frustration after being hospitalised on Christmas Day with what appears to be COVID-19.
Norman, whose two major titles came at the British Open in 1986 and 1993, had earlier tested negative for the coronavirus but on Friday he posted a picture on social media of him wearing a mask and lying on a hospital bed.
Another photo shows a hospital worker in full protective gear standing outside a glass door of Norman’s hospital room.
The 65-year-old, who is in the United States, wrote an expletive-laden caption along with the photos to express his frustration at the situation.
“This sums it all up. My Christmas Day. On behalf of millions, f*#k CoVid,” Norman wrote on Instagram.
A day earlier Norman said he was experiencing mild symptoms that were “potentially COVID”.
“I feel very flu-like, I have a mild fever, I have a cough, I have aches and pains, I have a mild headache, so I am in self quarantine,” he said on Thursday.
“Ugly place to be on Christmas eve, but I do not want to jeopardise any of my family or friends or loved ones around me.”
His son, Greg junior, confirmed on his social media account that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and were isolating at home.
Greg junior said although he suffered barely any symptoms, his wife went through four days of fever, body aches and migraine headaches.
Norman and his son had played together at last week’s exhibition PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida, but it remains unclear where they contracted the virus.
Norman is rated as Australia’s greatest ever golfer.
The man known as ‘The Shark’ spent a total of 331 weeks as the world No.1 throughout his career, winning 20 PGA titles along the way.