Trump to award Woods Medal of Freedom


U.S. president Donald Trump has revealed that he spoke with Tiger Woods following the golf legend's thrilling victory at the Masters on Sunday. He added that he spoke to Tiger and told him he'd be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom because of his comeback in both sports and "LIFE" (his caps, not mine). That's next on the list for Tiger Woods. 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.

Previous recipients include Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Owens, Billie Jean King and fellow golfers Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

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

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.

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

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Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the US after Woods won the 2019 Masters.

"Love people who are great under pressure".

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the United States' highest civilian honors and is given to those who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors", according to Politico.

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