Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

Annette Crawford
April 15, 2019

A day after Tiger Woods completed his remarkable comeback by winning his fifth Masters tournament, President Donald Trump says he will bestow another honor on Woods.

Woods' one-shot victory at Augusta National capped off an unbelievable and lengthy comeback from personal setbacks and physical ailments.

Sunday's win was the 15th major victory of Woods' career and his first since 2008.

"Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!"

Trump, an avid golfer, was photographed on the green in Florida with Woods and pro-golfer Jack Nicklaus in February.

Woods now has 81 PGA Tour victories.

Woods is not the first professional golfer to earn the Medal of Freedom.

Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arnold Palmer in 2004.

Per The Conversation, the Medal of Freedom was established under former President John F. Kennedy, to "recognize who has made an especially meritorious contribution to" the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, or cultural or other significant endeavors.

And Trump tweeted about the Masters several times over the weekend, writing on Sunday afternoon that Woods was "a truly Great Champion!"

Trump has previously awarded the medal posthumously to Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.

"Well, he's the President of the United States", Woods said.

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