US President Trump Announces He’s Decorating Tiger Woods With America’s Highest Honour

US President Trump Announces He’s Decorating Tiger Woods With America’s Highest Honour

By Wires | The Trent on April 17, 2019
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Tiger Woods holds the trophy after being presented the green jacket for winning the Masters Tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta. | Curtis Compton/[email protected]

Golf legend Tiger Woods will soon be awarded America’s highest civilian honour, by President Donald Trump.

Trump, a lifelong golfer and owner of golf resorts, announced this on Monday, April 15, 2019, a day after Woods stunned golfing world by winning his fifth Augusta Masters title.

Woods came back from the golfing wilderness to end an 11-year majors drought with the win at Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday, earning praise from around the world.

Woods has now amassed 15 major titles, three shy of the 18 held by another golf legend, Jack Nicklaus.

“Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters,” Trump tweeted.

“Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!” Trump said.

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.

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