Tiger Woods Will Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Ross Houston
April 15, 2019

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

Tiger received an outpouring of support immediately after capturing the green jacket, which included congratulatory messages from Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant, as well as a sneaker tribute from Chris Paul.

A day after Tiger Woods completed his remarkable comeback by winning his fifth Masters tournament, President Donald Trump says he will bestow another honor on Woods.

Woods will be the fourth athlete the president has chosen.

With his win at the Masters on Sunday, Tiger Woods put a cap on one of the greatest individual comeback stories of all time. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were honored by president George W. Bush in 2004 and 2005, respectively.

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

Trump did not in his tweet specify when the ceremony will take place.

Tiger Woods captured the Masters almost 11 years after his last victory in a major tournament.

Trump and Woods have both spoken publicly about having played many rounds of golf together over the years and Trump praised Woods on a handful of occasions in recent years.

Trump is an especially close watcher of the game, being the owner of Trump-brand golf courses and something of a student of the game himself - although there have been multiple reports, including from established golfers, that he cheats when competing.

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