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Trump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

16 April 2019
Trump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. Trump wrote in a tweet this afternoon. Mr. Trump has previously bestowed the honor upon Sen.

Woods won the Masters on Sunday by one stroke, giving him his fifth career victory at Augusta National and his 15th major championship overall. It's inspirational to people all around the world, and Tiger fans everywhere celebrated as he donned the green jacket.

Woods' victory was his first major title since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, and it came 22 years after his first career win at the Masters in 1997. Orrin Hatch, Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Roger Staubach, Miriam Adelson and Alan Page. Fourteen years passed since his last Masters win in 2005, the largest gap of time between titles in the tournament's history.

Trump is an especially close watcher of the game, being the owner of Trump-brand golf courses and something of a student of the game himself - although there have been multiple reports, including from established golfers, that he cheats when competing.

Trump and Woods have both spoken publicly about having played many rounds of golf together over the years and Trump praised Woods on a handful of occasions in recent years.

The president is in Minnesota on Monday for a roundtable discussion on tax reform and the economy.