Golf's governing bodies the R&A and USGA are in talks to impose limitations on the golf ball's "capacity to travel" by a reduction of up to 20%, according to reports.
Nicklaus has even revealed how USGA executive director Mike Davis has already given his backing for such proposals.
The PGA Tour have made it abundantly clear they are against the "unusual and concerning deduction" to the golf ball.
“Rest assured, we will continue to collaborate and share data with the USGA and the R&A,” said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “[We are] hopeful our perspectives will align. “
The PGA of America - the association that oversess the US Ryder Cup - have also turned their noses away at the idea.
“We are highly sceptical that rolling back the golf ball in whole or part will be in the best interest of the sport and our collective efforts to grow the game,” said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua
Watch this space for more, but in the mean time we thought we would paint a clearer picture for you as to what the 20% golf ball reduction would really look like to YOUR game...