Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

16 April, 2019, 07:13 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Mr. Trump, an avid golf enthusiast, wrote in a tweet.

Trump has presented the Medal of Freedom to numerous athletes since taking office, including Alan Page, Roger Staubach, and a posthumous award to Babe Ruth.

Nicklaus was on his boat in the Bahamas on Sunday night when he was asked whether he thought Woods could reel in his total of 18 majors.

Sunday's win was the 15th major victory of Woods' career and his first since 2008. He was arrested in May of 2017 on DUI charges and later completed a pre-trial diversion program and his probation term one month early.

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

It's a high honor for Tiger, and at the very least fits into the narrative that the story of Tiger Woods supersedes the game of golf.

Trump has awarded the Presidential Medals of Freedom to seven people during his presidency. The President was watching his friend in the final round of the Masters closely on Sunday afternoon.

Trump and Woods have been friends for several years, having dined and played golf together on a number of occasions, including February 2 of this year. Just a year ago, Trump gave medals to Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page.

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