Presenting the golfing great with the nation's highest civilian honor, Trump praised Woods' "relentless will to win, win, win".
President Donald Trump has long expressed his affection and support for Tiger Woods, and is now taking the unusual step of awarding the young golfer with the Medal of Freedom, the highest award a civilian can receive. It is to be noted that Woods won the Masters last month, his first major title since the 2008 US Open.
Woods thanked his mother and two children during the ceremony.
The iconic golfer received the presidential honor following his win of the 2019 Masters tournament in April.
Jeff Norton, his manager, trying to do damage control, told the press that "There's no bigger hero to anybody than Jackie Robinson is to Tiger Woods, but the president's request would have required Tiger being in Mexico on Wednesday noon instead of Tuesday morning".
The Medal of Freedom is given to individuals who have made "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors", according to the White House.
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Golfers at Trump's club in Doral, Florida, can stay at the Tiger Woods Villa. "Tiger, congratulations on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom". Kyle C. Kopko, a professor at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, claims that Obama's ties to Oprah pale in comparison to Trump and Woods.
Some in the mainstream media, which has spent years accusing Trump of corruption, being an agent of the Kremlin, or both, now insinuated that some kind of money-making scheme was behind the president's decision to decorate Woods. "We've played golf together".
Still, Devine said, when he stacks up Woods' accomplishments against other recipients, he believes Woods is deserving and calls his Masters victory "the greatest comeback in sports of all time". We've had dinner together.
In the age of President Trump, even renowned golfer Tiger Woods is great again - and that's just too much for some people. "You have to respect the office", he said.
"Well, I've known Donald for a number of years", Woods added at the time. "I've known him pre-presidency and obviously during his presidency".
Woods was asked previous year about his relationship with Trump, who has been engaged in an ongoing feud with a number of African-American basketball and football stars.