May 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump awards Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump presents US golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, Monday.

Tiger Woods and President Trump. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump presented golfing great Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C. Monday

Details: Trump praised Woods for his "relentless will to win," as he awarded the 43-year-old the highest U.S. civilian honour. "Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive," Trump said. "These qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries, defying limits and always striving for greatness."

The big picture: This year has seen an tremendous turnaround in Woods' fortunes. Last month, he won his 5th Masters title at Augusta — ending an 11-year drought to claim his 15th major.

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