Jack Nicklaus comments on talking to Tiger Woods at his recent dinner for a group of twenty-six people involved in this years Ryder Cup. The group consisted of the likes of Davis Love III, assistant captains Tiger Woods, Tom Lehman and Jim Furyk; and potential members of the team including Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner and Jimmy Walker.
They all agreed on three things:
The food and beverages were magnificent.
The house was stunning.
Tiger Woods looked great.
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) February 26, 2016
Here are some of the comments that were made by Nicklaus and others about Tiger;
“He looked very good. He looked very healthy. And he really misses playing. So that’s good,” said Nicklaus.
“He was in great spirits. … He says he was feeling good, and he was feeling great, and he was able to stand over a putt and chip now without having any leg pain and so forth. He doesn’t have a timetable for returning or anything else,” Nicklaus added.
“I’ve told Tiger many times, and I told him again the other night, I said, ‘You know, Tiger, nobody wants their records to be broken. But I don’t want you to not have the ability to have that opportunity to do so by your health,’” Nicklaus said. “‘So I wish you well, and I hope you get healthy, hope you get to play, hope you get out there as soon as you feel like you can play, and I hope you do well.’”
Billy Horschel said. “Last night he looked really good. Mentally, he’s in the same spot he was in December in the sense he’s at peace with everything, but physically he’s in a lot better shape and that’s what he told me. He said he’s excited to be progressing and hopefully he’ll get back out here and kick our ass.”
Obviously Tiger feels he will be playing competitively at some point in the future, but is in no hurry to make any predictions about when.