Tiger Woods To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom From Donald Trump

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At age 43, Tiger Woods is now a Masters victor for the fifth time.

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.

Woods' win, which was his first major title victory since 2008, marked a major career comeback for the 43-year-old.

Trump didn't indicate when he'll present the medal to Woods. Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title. It is presented to citizens who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". He now stands second all time on golf's list of all-time major-championship victories, trailing only Jack Nicklaus by three.

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

Woods will join Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charles Siffords among golfers who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Trump and Woods have both spoken publicly about having played many rounds of golf together over the years and Trump praised Woods on a handful of occasions in recent years.

Trump has previously awarded the medal posthumously to Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth.

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