Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

U.S. president Donald Trump calls Tiger Woods to honour golf legend

U.S. president Donald Trump calls Tiger Woods to honour golf legend

"Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!"

He'll also be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom after the golfer won the Masters for the fifth time.

Yogi Berra, Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali and Arnold Palmer are among other sports figures who have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

There were questions about his ability to win a major tournament, but those have all ended following the Masters victory.

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Trump is apparently particularly impressed with Woods return to the forefront of golf, as he live-tweeted the end of Woods round in Augusta and was quick to congratulate the athlete multiple times.

The president later shared a photo of the group on social media, and a Trump Organisation official noted that Woods and Nicklaus have designed courses for the company. Mr. Trump, an avid golf enthusiast, wrote in a tweet.

Woods increased his total of Masters wins to five and boosted his major-championship tally to 15.

Since taking office Trump has given the award to several athletes including former professional National Football League players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and late professional baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.

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