Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

Woods won the 2019 Masters on Sunday, ending his 11-year major-championship drought and earning renewed acclaim from around the sports world to the halls of political power and beyond. "Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title".

Woods now has 81 PGA Tour victories.


Woods' victory was described by sports commentators as the greatest comeback in the history of sports.

In 2017, he underwent a spinal fusion surgery, and was later arrested and charged with driving under the influence.


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. Both are second all-time to Jack Nicklaus, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005 by George W. Bush. President Trump, with whom Woods is reportedly on good terms, was very excited to watch his friend win the tournament and it looks like he's still riding that wave.

Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Arnold Palmer in 2004. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.


Trump handed out his first medals a year ago, making a posthumous award to Elvis and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball legend Babe Ruth.

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