Greg Norman returns to hospital after positive COVID-19 result

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Update No. 2: Greg Norman is back in the hospital after his COVID-19 test came back positive.

Norman had been released from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center on Saturday after being admitted on Christmas Day with COVID-related symptoms. But a new Instagram post said that Norman was again in the hospital to receive an "infusion of Bamlanivimab antibody."

He added that he had hoped to be out by Sunday evening.

"Want to thank the excellent Doctors RN’s and staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for their incredible dedication and professionalism looking after and caring for patients in need in the face of having CoVid in getting this infusion. They have my utmost of respect," Norman wrote. "Also to all out there, please take this very very serious. If you get it, the variations and intensity of symptoms varies from person to person. I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before. Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scrapping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work like yesterday walking my dog Apollo my quads and hip flexors just did not want to work due to fatigue. Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things. Then there is irritation. So please take care."

Update: Greg Norman is back home in Jupiter, Florida, after visiting the ER on Christmas Day with COVID-19-like symptoms.

"To all my family, friends, fans and partners. Thank you for your concerns, support and flood of special meaningful words of encouragement and love," Norman wrote on Instagram. "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. When I returned from golf tournament last week I self-quarantined Sunday night to where I am today."

Norman added that he does not have his latest PCR test results back, but he said a chest X-ray and blood test led his doctor to diagnose him with the novel coronavirus.

"They released me to continue quarantining at home on medication in our guest house away from the main house," he continued. "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. God bless you all."

Greg Norman won't be spending Christmas at home this year.

Norman, 65, posted a few photos to Instagram on Friday showing himself in a hospital room. Norman didn't directly say that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but he did reveal a day earlier that he was quarantining at his home in Jupiter, Florida, with COVID-like symptoms.

"This sums it all up. My Christmas Day," Norman wrote. "On behalf of millions, f--- CoVid. [Let's] get this s--- behind us never to experience it again."

On Christmas Eve, Norman said he had tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, but that he was still experiencing several symptoms related to the novel coronavirus.

"I am exhibiting mild symptoms of potentially COVID, not too sure," Norman said. "I feel very flu-like, I have a mild fever, I have a cough, I have aches and pains, I have a mild headache. ... I, for one, am looking forward to getting out of this quarantine and looking forward to building whatever the great future is for 2021 and beyond."

Norman competed in the PNC Championship last weekend in Orlando, Florida, and tied for ninth alongside his son, Greg Jr., who also tested positive for COVID-19 along with his fiancee, Michelle.

"Michelle and I unfortunately are wrapping up the year with a positive diagnosis of COVID," Norman Jr. said. "Ya. No Xmas with the family :/ Here's what we went through: Michelle got it hard. 4 days of fever, body aches, migraine headaches. I maybe had a slight headache. Really nothing. We are already feeling better."