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Tiger Woods in good health, says Jack Nicklaus

Tiger Woods shares a laugh with Jack Nicklaus following the Memorial Tournament
Image: Tiger Woods is recovering well after back surgery, says Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods seemed "very healthy" when he attended a dinner party at his home on Thursday.

Nicklaus and wife Barbara hosted the gathering for United States Ryder Cup hopefuls at their Florida home, while the players were in the area for the PGA Tour Honda Classic.

Woods, who has not played competitively since August, attended in his capacity as a Ryder Cup assistant captain.

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

"He says he was feeling great, and he was able to stand over a putt and chip now without having any leg pain and so forth. We didn't really talk a whole lot about it."

Woods underwent back surgery in September, followed by a further procedure the following month, and 18-time major winner Nicklaus said Tiger would not be back in action any time soon.

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14-time major champion Tiger Woods posted a video of himself hitting a ball in a virtual video game on Twitter.

Nicklaus' positive comments on Wood's health come in the wake of a media report he had suffered a setback from his most recent surgeries, and could not move well.

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Woods responded by sending out a video that showed him smoothly swinging a nine-iron in a golf simulator.

"He doesn't have a timetable for returning or anything," added Nicklaus.

Woods has won 14 major championships, second only to Nicklaus.

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