Trump to award Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump to award Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Woods' win, which was his first major title victory since 2008, marked a major career comeback for the 43-year-old.

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.

On Monday, Trump announced on Twitter that he plans to award Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because he came back from numerous injuries and the marital scandal that plagued Woods' personal life a decade ago. The medal is the nation's highest honor for a civilian.

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament.

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US President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter that Woods would become the 33rd sportsperson to receive the award. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus also have Medals of Freedom, both bestowed by President George W. Bush.

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

And Trump tweeted about the Masters several times over the weekend, writing on Sunday afternoon that Woods was "a truly Great Champion!" He lives in Jupiter, Fla., near Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and has been a frequent golfing partner of Trump's since the 2016 election.

Trump handed out his first medals previous year, making a posthumous award to Elvis and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball legend Babe Ruth.

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