Donald Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Woods' relationship with Trump is well-known.

President Donald Trump announced he will give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods after the golfer won the Masters Tournament for the fifth time ever and the first since 2005. George H.W. Bush presented the medals to Nicklaus and Palmer; Barack Obama to Sifford.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is the highest civilian award in the USA.

Trump and Woods have been friends for several years, having dined and played golf together on a number of occasions, including February 2 of this year. Trump wrote in a tweet this afternoon.

The pro-golfer and Trump have known each other for over two decades and occasionally play golf together. However, for the first time in his career, Woods mounted a come-from-behind win in a major tournament, finishing with a one-stroke margin of victory. It's inspirational to people all around the world, and Tiger fans everywhere celebrated as he donned the green jacket.

Woods now has 15 major championship wins to his name and is three away from equalling the all-time record of 18 - set by Nicklaus.

Trump has presented the Medal of Freedom to numerous athletes since taking office, including Alan Page, Roger Staubach, and a posthumous award to Babe Ruth. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!" he added later.

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