President Trump has introduced he could be awarding Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom within the wake of Woods’ Masters victory Sunday.
Tiger Woods’ one-shot victory at Augusta National capped off an incredible and prolonged comeback from private setbacks and bodily illnesses. Woods earned his fifth inexperienced jacket and 15 main championship with the Masters triumph. He lives in Jupiter, Fla., close to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and has been a frequent golfing companion of Trump’s because the 2016 election.
Trump made the announcement on Twitter saying; “Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the good victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters, & to tell him that due to his unimaginable Success & Comeback in Sports activities (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I can be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!”
Woods isn’t the primary skilled golfer to earn the Medal of Freedom. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus even have Medals of Freedom, each bestowed by President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama introduced the Medal of Honor to pioneering black golfer Charlie Sifford in 2014.
The medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is bestowed by the president to people deemed to have made particularly meritorious contributions to the safety or nationwide pursuits of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or different vital public or non-public endeavors.
Trump handed out his first medals final yr, making a posthumous award to Elvis and Supreme Courtroom Justice Antonin Scalia and baseball legend Babe Ruth.