Tiger Woods showed us all last week that he was, in his own words, "progressing nicely," as he recuperates from off-season back surgery.

Legend, Jack Nicklaus hosted a dinner alongside his wife on Thursday night in where they invited future Ryder Cup hopefuls. In attendance was Woods who had the chance to catch up with Nicklaus during the dinner.

"He looked very good," Nicklaus said. "He looked very healthy. And he really misses playing. So that's good."

"Nobody wants their records to be broken, but I don't want you to not have the ability to have the opportunity to do so by your health. ... No, he looked great and he was in great spirits," Nicklaus said. "The guys enjoyed having him at the dinner. We had a lot of nice back and forth about how to play golf and this and that and so forth. It was a very, very nice evening. I hope the guys enjoyed it."

With The Masters only 40 days away, speculation of Woods' return has started swirling around the golf community. It is most likely that should he return, The Masters would likely be the tournament in which he does so. However, he may return sooner. Woods has a possibility of playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on March 17th; an event he routinely plays. But should Woods wait, and possibly even skip the first major of the year, it could be the Wells Fargo Championship on May 5th where he could return.

When asked about Woods' age affecting his run at Nicklaus' Major titles record, the "Golden Bear" said, "I did pretty well when I was 40."


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