During the broadcast of the Memorial Tournament, Jack Nickalus said he was “very, very lucky” after contracting the coronavirus in March.
ESPN reported that Nickalus revealed details of his positive test for COVI-19 during an interview with Jim Nantz as part of the Memorial Tournament broadcast.
He said his wife had no COVID-19 symptoms, while Nicklaus had a sore throat and a cough. Nicklaus said they were home in North Palm Beach, Florida, from March 13 “until we were done with it” on about April 20.
“It didn’t last very long, and we were very, very fortunate, very lucky,” Nicklaus said. “Barbara and I are both of the age, both of us 80 years old, that is an at-risk age. Our hearts go out to the people who did lose their lives and their families. We were just a couple of the lucky ones.”