Tiger Woods to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom From Trump

Tiger Woods to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom From Trump

Tiger's story isn't over quite yet.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -President Donald Trump said Monday that he'll award golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, after Woods won his fifth Masters title over the weekend.

While it may seem like a bit much, and maybe it is, it's also not unprecedented for a major sports figure to receive the award.

US President Donald Trump made the announcement on Twitter that Woods would become the 33rd sportsperson to receive the award.

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"Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!" It captured the attention of the country, and he'll be rewarded with a 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.

Woods increased his total of Masters wins to five and boosted his major-championship tally to 15.

Trump appeared to follow the action at this year's Masters closely, tweeting well-wishes to the field on Saturday and encouraging people to tune in when Woods had the lead with just two holes left to play on Sunday. Three of them - Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page as well as Major League Baseball legend Babe Ruth - are most famous for their athletic achievements.

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