Tiger Woods To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom From Donald Trump

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

President Donald Trump announced that he will be giving golf superstar Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his victory at the Masters yesterday.

Woods ended a decade-long wait for a major victory as he finished on 13 under par at Augusta to claim his fifth Masters gong - having also won the famous tournament in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005.

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.

Tiger Woods seals fifth Masters title and 15th major title
Immelman shot a par round 72 to make the cut for the first time since 2013 on two-over, while Grace is a shot behind. The leaders were set to tee off at 9:20 a.m. and, barring delays, were expected to finish at around 2:30 p.m.

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.

Charles Sifford, who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 by Barack Obama.

US President Donald Trump says Woods will receive Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Trump, with whom Woods is reportedly on good terms, was very excited to watch his friend win the tournament and it looks like he's still riding that wave. Trump wrote in a tweet this afternoon. Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!"

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