Tiger Woods To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom From Donald Trump

Tiger Woods wins the Masters

Trump has promised a lot on Twitter, so it remains to be seen if Tiger will actually receive the Medal, but as of now it's been a pretty great week for the golf icon.

President Donald Trump announced that he will be giving golf superstar Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his victory at the Masters yesterday.

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

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor.

Woods will join Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford as the only golfers to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


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

Trump's assessment then of Woods' game was spot-on, with the president predicting that Woods would "be winning majors again".

"Love people who are great under pressure", he wrote after Woods won his first Masters title since 2005.

A fifth green jacket? "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!"

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. It was a conquest over physical injuries, personal demons and other problems largely of his own making.

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