Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

15 Avril, 2019, 22:35 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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He's now won 15 majors and 81 professional golf tournaments but Tiger Woods has a new accolade after securing the US Masters title at age 43 yesterday - A Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods' one-shot victory at Augusta National capped off an fantastic and lengthy comeback from personal setbacks and physical ailments.

Woods' victory marked his first Masters victory in 14 years, after a series of back problems and personal problems threatened to end his career.

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Trump, an avid golfer, was photographed on the green in Florida with Woods and pro-golfer Jack Nicklaus in February.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter. He was arrested in May of 2017 on DUI charges and later completed a pre-trial diversion program and his probation term one month early. It captured the attention of the country, and he'll be rewarded with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to pioneering black golfer Charlie Sifford in 2014. The medal is the nation's highest honor for a civilian. Orrin Hatch, Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Roger Staubach, Miriam Adelson and Alan Page.

Mr. Trump owns a dozen golf courses in the USA and frequently spends his weekends at his clubs in Florida, Virginia or New Jersey.

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