Tiger Woods To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom From Donald Trump

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2019

On Monday, Trump announced on Twitter that he plans to award Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because he came back from numerous injuries and the marital scandal that plagued Woods' personal life a decade ago.

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament.

He'll also be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to President Donald Trump.

Woods will become the fourth golfer to receive the honour, after Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford.

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Woods' win, which was his first major title victory since 2008, marked a major career comeback for the 43-year-old.

Woods won the Masters on Sunday by one stroke, giving him his fifth career victory at Augusta National and his 15th major championship overall.

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February.

Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the US after Woods won the 2019 Masters. The Medal "recognizes those individuals who have made 'an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors'". Three of them - Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page as well as Major League Baseball legend Babe Ruth - are most famous for their athletic achievements.

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