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Donald Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

16 April 2019

USA president Donald Trump has revealed that he spoke with Tiger Woods following the golf legend's thrilling victory at the Masters on Sunday.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor.

Tiger Woods' comeback will ring through the ages.

Trump didn't indicate when he'll present the medal to Woods.

Woods will join Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford as the only golfers to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The pro-golfer and Trump have known each other for over two decades and occasionally play golf together.

And Trump tweeted about the Masters several times over the weekend, writing on Sunday afternoon that Woods was "a truly Great Champion!"

The victory on Sunday was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, as the 43-year-old ended an 11-year major title drought having overcome personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple surgeries.

Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the USA after Woods won the 2019 Masters.

Woods now has 15 major championship wins to his name and is three away from equalling the all-time record of 18 - set by Nicklaus.

"Love people who are great under pressure".

Woods will be the fourth sportsman to receive the award during Trump's presidency, following Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page.

Donald Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom