WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he will hand over Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Spoke with @ Tiger Woods I congratulate him on the great victory he had yesterday @The masterand to tell him that I am giving him the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM for his incredible success and comeback in the sport (golf) and, more importantly, LIFE!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Woods won his fifth championship title on Sunday and overcame personal and professional adversity to claim the green jacket again.
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Trump tweeted on Monday that he had spoken with Woods and congratulated him on "the big win" and told him that he would present him the PRESIDENTIAL because of his incredible success and comeback in the sport (golf) and especially LIFE MEDAL OF FREEDOM ! "
Trump did not say when a ceremony will be held. The medal is the nation's highest honor for a civilian.
The President is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods in February with Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida. On Sunday, he saw the Masters at his golf club in Virginia.
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