President Trump to award Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump Says He Plans to Award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

US President Donald Trump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time.

It's a high honor for Tiger, and at the very least fits into the narrative that the story of Tiger Woods supersedes the game of golf. Trump wrote in a tweet this afternoon. Trump himself awarded the Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Alan Page, and Roger Staubach just a year ago, and Barack Obama awarded it to Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Willie Mays, among others, during his presidency.

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

Charles Sifford, who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 by Barack Obama.

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The president later shared a photo of the group on social media, and a Trump Organisation official noted that Woods and Nicklaus have designed courses for the company.

Woods now has 15 major championship wins to his name and is three away from equalling the all-time record of 18 - set by Nicklaus.

The victory on Sunday was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, as the 43-year-old ended an 11-year major title drought having overcome personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple surgeries.

Trump has presented the Medal of Freedom to numerous athletes since taking office, including Alan Page, Roger Staubach, and a posthumous award to Babe Ruth. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!"

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