April 15, 2019 5:57 pm

Donald Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom


President Donald Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke to Woods and congratulated him on “the great victory” and “to inform him that 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 didn’t say when a ceremony will be held. The medal is the nation’s highest honour for a civilian.

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The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump’s golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.

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