Australian great Norman in hospital with COVID-19 symptoms

VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF AUSTRALIAN GOLFER GREG NORMAN

SHOWS:

AQABA, JORDAN (FILE - OCTOBER 1, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. AUSTRALIAN GOLFER AND COURSE DESIGNER GREG NORMAN CHATTING WITH OFFICIALS

2. NORMAN GETTING ONTO QUAD BIKE AND RIDING OFF

3. NORMAN AND OTHERS RIDING QUAD BIKES

4. NORMAN SPEAKING (NOT A SOUNDBITE)

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 31, 2012) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

5. NORMAN ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE

6. NORMAN SPEAKING AT NEWS CONFERENCE (NOT A SOUNDBITE)

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, CRANS MONTANA, SWITZERLAND (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

7. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NORMAN PLAYING IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, CRANS MONTANA, SWITZERLAND (FILE - SEPTEMBER 2, 2010) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

8. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NORMAN PLAYING IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE OMEGA EUROPEAN MASTERS

TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 15, 2009) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

9. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NORMAN PLAYING PRACTICE ROUND AT THE 2009 THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP AT TURNBERRY GOLF CLUB

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (FILE - SEPTEMBER 14, 2015) (REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)

10. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF NORMAN POSING WITH WITH THE THEN NEWLY-ANNOUNCED GREG NORMAN MEDAL

STORY: Australian golfing great Greg Norman has been hospitalised in the United States showing COVID-19 symptoms.

Norman, whose two major titles came at the British Open in 1986 and 1993, had earlier tested negative for the novel coronavirus but on Friday (December 25) he posted a picture on social media of him wearing a mask and lying on a hospital bed, using an expletive to suggest he had tested positive.

A day earlier he had said he was experiencing mild symptoms that were "potentially COVID".

His son, also named Greg, confirmed on his social media account that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and were isolating at home.

Norman and his son had played together at last week's exhibition PNC Championship in Orlando, Florida.

(Production: Tim Hart)

Video Transcript

- Yeah.

- 2 o'clock. Come in here, and we will go together to the hotel. All right?

[CROWD NOISE]

[MOTOR IDLING]

[MOTOR REVVING]

GREG NORMAN: I'm happy for Jose Maria Olazabal and his team. Uh, more so the fact that they dedicated to a great player, Severiano Ballesteros. Yeah, the Europeans a strong, strong team. They've, they've--

[CHATTER]

[APPLAUSE]

- OK.

- Gentlemen, take your--

GREG NORMAN: --and Seve was the one who came to me back then and asked me if we would kind of team up together vocally, through the public, to try and-- through the press, to try and get golf back into the--