Tiger Woods to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom From Trump

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2019

Donald Trump is giving his good friend Tiger Woods one of this nation's highest honors following his victory at the 2019 Masters: The Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament. 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.

Woods will join Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charles Siffords among golfers who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods ended a decade-long wait for a major victory as he finished on 13 under par at Augusta to claim his fifth Masters gong - having also won the famous tournament in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005.

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

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. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!"

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by the US President "for especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, or world peace, or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". Orrin Hatch, Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Roger Staubach, Miriam Adelson and Alan Page.

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