Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods returned to the world's top 10 for the first time in five years

Tiger Woods returned to the world's top 10 for the first time in five years More

Trump has awarded the Presidential Medals of Freedom to seven people during his presidency.

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

Trump and Woods have been friends for several years, having dined and played golf together on a number of occasions, including February 2 of this year.

Woods captured his fifth green jacket Sunday and his first major victory in 11 years, prompting congratulations from both Trump and his predecessor, president Barack Obama.

President Trump Monday announced he would be awarding Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the wake of Woods' Masters victory Sunday.

Woods, 43, completed one of the most unlikely comebacks in the history of sports with his victory at Augusta National over the weekend.

Woods will become the fourth golfer to receive the honour, after Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford.

Trump spent much of Sunday at this golf course in Northern Virginia and appeared to be watching the Masters for at least part of the day, based on his Twitter posts.

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. It was a conquest over physical injuries, personal demons and other problems largely of his own making.

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