Donald Trump says Tiger Woods will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the seventh tee during the final round for the Masters golf tournament Sunday

Donald Trump says Tiger Woods will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom

He'll also be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to President Donald Trump.

Tiger Woods' comeback will ring through the ages.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom (along with the Congressional Gold Medal) is the highest award that can be awarded to a civilian in the United States.

Woods won the 2019 Masters on Sunday, ending his 11-year major-championship drought and earning renewed acclaim from around the sports world to the halls of political power and beyond.

Woods' victory was his first major title since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, and it came 22 years after his first career win at the Masters in 1997.

Trump didn't indicate when he'll present the medal to Woods.

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

Since taking office Trump has given the award to several athletes including former professional National Football League players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and late professional baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.

Mr. Trump owns a dozen golf courses in the US and frequently spends his weekends at his clubs in Florida, Virginia or New Jersey.

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

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