Donald Trump says Tiger Woods will get the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Tiger Woods' comeback will ring through the ages. Trump has promised a lot on Twitter, so it remains to be seen if Tiger will actually receive the Medal, but as of now it's been a pretty great week for the golf icon.

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 awarded the Presidential Medals of Freedom to seven people during his presidency. His career was derailed for almost a decade after a series of personal scandals and several back surgeries that raised doubts about whether he would ever be able to play again.

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

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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.

So far, Trump has honoured three athletes with medals of freedom: Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page. However, past year Woods re-established himself as a competitive golfer following a back fusion surgery.

Woods won the 2019 Masters on Sunday, ending his 11-year major-championship drought and earning renewed acclaim from around the sports world to the halls of political power and beyond.

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