When Tiger Woods won the Masters on April 14, President Donald Trump declared he was going to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and ordered his aides to schedule the event as soon as possible.
Trump awards highest U.S. civilian honor to Tiger Woods
U.S. President Donald Trump presented Tiger Woods with the Medal of Freedom on Monday, awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to the world's most famous golfer, who overcame an 11-year major championship drought to win the Masters in April.
In a tweet posted a day after Woods won the Masters, Trump said he would give him the award "because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE" That undoubtably refers to the personal crises Woods faced, including the loss of most of his major sponsors after admitting to extra-marital affairs.
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