Trump celebrates Tiger Woods' success at 'LIFE' with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump celebrates Tiger Woods' success at 'LIFE' with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Woods' relationship with Trump is well-known.

President Trump said Monday he is awarding Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after his remarkable comeback to win the Masters on Sunday after a 14-year drought.

US President Donald Trump says Woods will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom.

And Trump tweeted about the Masters several times over the weekend, writing on Sunday afternoon that Woods was "a truly Great Champion!"

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Woods will join Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charles Siffords among golfers who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump himself awarded the Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Alan Page, and Roger Staubach just previous year, and Barack Obama awarded it to Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Willie Mays, among others, during his presidency.

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February.

There were questions about his ability to win a major tournament, but those have all ended following the Masters victory.

Woods will be the fourth sportsman to receive the award during Trump's presidency, following Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page. It's inspirational to people all around the world, and Tiger fans everywhere celebrated as he donned the green jacket. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!" he added later.

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