President Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom; the nation’s highest civilian honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods won his fifth Masters title Sunday, overcoming personal and professional adversity to once more claim the green jacket.

Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke to Woods and congratulated him on “the great victory” and “to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!”

Trump didn’t say when a ceremony will be held. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for a civilian.

Patrick Reed helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump’s golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.

It is not uncommon for the President of the United States to give this award to athlete’s. President Trump has already awarded Roger Staubach, and Babe Ruth with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama gave it to Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and more!

For the full list of recipients, click here.

President Trump also sent out multiple tweets in support of Tiger Woods as The Masters tournament was underway.

 

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