Both Jack and Barbara turned 80 earlier this year, putting them in the at-risk category for the virus that has caused devastation across the globe and claimed over 142,000 American lives. The hospital hopes to raise $1 million. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is spending $20,000 a week to provide PPE for hospital staff, the foundation said. Following his round at Muirfield Village, Tiger Woods said he knew Nicklaus and his wife had contracted the virus. On Sunday, golf legend Jack Nicklaus told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz that he and his wife Barbara Nicklaus had tested positive for Covid-19 back in March. In Ohio, there have been 73,821 confirmed cases and 3,132 confirmed deaths. [But] I won’t put him in the position,” Nicklaus said. The Golden Bear, the founder and host of the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, said Barbara was asymptomatic and that he had a sore throat and a cough for a few days. The couple has responded by running a campaign to help raise funds to provide protective equipment for frontline health care workers dealing with COVID-19 cases. Those making donations will receive the special hat. They have since tested negative for the virus and positive for antibodies. “It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” said Nicklaus. DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz during the broadcast of Sunday’s final round of the Memorial that he and his wife, Barbara, tested positive for COVID-19. "I'm not going to give them COVID-19," he had said, though he'll still let the winner decide for himself whether he wants to interact. It has raised $250,000 entering Sunday. The two have since recovered after suffering only mild effects. Show You Care.". Nicklaus recognized how fortunate he and his wife were. “We were home from the 13th of March until we were done with it by about the 20th of April. Earlier this week Nicklaus said he hoped to continue the tradition of shaking the hand of the winner of each year’s Memorial but on Sunday he clarified his thoughts. “Back in mid-March Barbara and I both contracted the coronavirus. The Korn Ferry trademark is also a registered trademark, and is used in the Korn Ferry Tour logo with permission. Would you like to get started? That expense is expected to increase as the hospital implements a universal mask policy to protect patients, workers, and visitors. © 2020 PGA TOUR, Inc | All Rights Reserved. You can have coronavirus news delivered directly to your inbox by signing up for our Coronavirus Newsletter. Before the tournament’s end, Nicklaus had said that he was willing to still shake hands if the winner wanted to do so: I’m going to shake their hand. "Theoretically we can't get it and can't give it, and that's a nice position to be in," Nicklaus said during the broadcast on Sunday. ... Jack and Barbara tested positive for COVID in March. The fund, established by the hospital in March, supports front-line health care workers and patients by providing personal protective equipment and other needed items. This is never more evident than during this pandemic.". We got the antibodies and theoretically we can’t give it, and can't get it, and that's a nice position to be in.”. Barbara was asymptomatic, (while) I had a sore throat and a cough,” Nicklaus told Jim Nantz. Speaking on CBS during a final-round weather delay of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide that he hosts at Muirfield Village, Nicklaus said the couple bunkered down at home for more than a month and managed to get through the virus without too much complication. The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation will match every $100 donation to the fund. “I took hydroxychloroquine. Jack Nicklaus says he took hydroxychloroquine, doubts COVID-19 death count after endorsing Trump ... while Barbara was asymptomatic. "The real heroes are individuals who selflessly put their lives on the line every day for us, be it the men and women of our military or the frontline workers of hospitals nationwide. Metcalf play because Patrick Mahomes never throws interceptions, Summer Walker Extends Olive Branch to Willow Smith, Government confuses Ronda Rousey's staged WWE arrest as real life in COVID-19 PSA docs, Most Dangerous Bridges You'll Ever Come Across, Yahoo Sports' Launch Pad - Biggest Blasts of 2020, Classic Spy Photos Of The Week: Aborted Acura NSX With V10 Engine, Single Moms In Fremont Looking For a New Beginning, Rich Paul, LeBron James fire back after agents grumble about their NBA draft pro day, Packers legend Brett Favre endorses President Donald Trump: 'My vote is for what makes this country great', The pandemic didn't end with the World Series. Nicklaus had not publicly discussed his bout with COVID-19 until Sunday. Jack and Barbara: Nicklaus' tested positive for COVID-19 in March Earlier this week Nicklaus said he hoped to continue the tradition of shaking the … Show You Care." By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy. Show You Care." “Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families,” he said. "As a society, we toss around the word 'hero' too easily and too often," Jack Nicklaus said. “The fact that they got through it and they're safe and here and healthy, it's all good news for all of us who are a part of golf and who looked up to Jack and been around Barbara all these years,” Tiger Woods said. It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” Nicklaus said during the telecast of Sunday’s final round of the Memorial. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus revealed on Sunday that he was ill with COVID-19 earlier this year and his wife Barbara had also tested positive for the virus. Jack Nicklaus announced during the final round of the Memorial Tournament Sunday that he and his wife Barbara tested positive for Covid-19 in mid-March. Earlier in the week, Nicklaus had said he would shake the winner's hand during the trophy presentation, and the revelation that he has the antibodies sheds some light on his thinking regarding that decision. “We have a little Golden Bear with a mask on a hat and we’ve sold a lot of them and it’s been wonderful because we’ve raised a lot of money for protective equipment,” Nicklaus added. Multiple studies have shown that the coronavirus is riskier for older people, but fortunately neither Nicklaus had severe symptoms. Or to keep it anonymous, click here. Tiger Woods, whose 15 career wins in major championships are second to Nicklaus' 18, said he had been aware that the Golden Bear and his wife had COVID-19. * TO OUR READERS: The Palm Beach Post will continue to provide essential coverage of the coronavirus for free. Those close to Nicklaus have known the news for some time but this is the first public declaration. All rights reserved. The Columbus Dispatch's Rob Oller contributed reporting. Have a tip or story idea? Show You Care” campaign, visit nchcf.org/wearthebear. When approached by The Palm Beach Post’s Tom D’Angelo, Nicklaus revealed that he had posted the six-paragraph statement at the prodding of Vice President Mike Pence. DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz during the broadcast of Sunday’s final round of the Memorial that he and his wife, Barbara, tested positive for COVID-19. “Barbara and I are both of the age that is an at-risk age. The golf tournament has a decades-long tradition of Nicklaus shaking hands with the winner — but that’s discouraged in this age of social distancing. The campaign encourages people to donate $100, and in turn, the Foundation will match the donation and $200 will be sent to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital COVID-19 Relief Fund, which provides personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needs for patients and front-line healthcare workers. We were just a couple of the lucky ones, so we feel very strong about working with those who are taking care of those who have COVID-19.”, Jack and Barbara: Nicklaus' tested positive for COVID-19 in March. Get the latest odds, analysis, and insights at Yahoo Sportsbook. campaign last month to support the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation is among many local organizations that have stepped to the plate. Jack said he experienced a sore throat and cough and Barbara was asymptomatic. We just stayed at home for the next month and made sure that we were well. "As the threat continues, we want to make sure the professionals who risk their health to care for us have the protective equipment they need to stay safe. Nicklaus said he and his wife self-isolated at home in south Florida from March 13 to April 20 and he has since tested positive for the coronavirus antibody. If they don’t want to shake my hand, that’s fine, I’ll give them a fist bump or an elbow bump, but I’m not going to give them COVID-19. “The fact that they got through it and they're safe and here and healthy, it's all good news for all of us who are a part of golf and who looked up to Jack and been around Barbara all these years,” Woods said. Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. Donald Trump has had sullying effect on sports since taking office, Tyreek Hill says he can't make D.K. On Sunday, golf legend Jack Nicklaus told CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz that he and his wife Barbara Nicklaus had tested positive for Covid-19 back in March. © 2020 www.freep.com. DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus has revealed he and wife Barbara both contracted COVID-19 in March but have since recovered. As part of the campaign, Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and its headwear partners at AHEAD USA created a limited-edition hat embroidered with the Golden Bear wearing a protective face mask and the words "Wear the Bear. It appears your browser may be outdated. “The fact that they're healthy is nothing but positives.”. local organizations that have stepped to the plate. Neither did Justin Turner's responsibility to others, People In Awe By Ocean Creature Divers Just Caught, The Rush: Trevor Lawrence upends NCAA with positive test for COVID-19, NASCAR Truck Series Final Four Decided at Martinsville. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Post. “Barbara and I are both 80, and it’s an at-risk age. Gone in two days.” Show You Care" campaign, visit nchcf.org/wearthebear/. DUBLIN, OHIO – JULY 19: Jack Nicklaus congratulates Jon Rahm of Spain on the 18th green after Rahm won during the final round of The Memorial Tournament on July 19, 2020 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. PALM BEACH GARDENS - Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, many charitable organizations have launched fundraising initiatives to provide support and relief to those affected by the worldwide health crisis.

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