US President Donald J. Trump has announced that he will award golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s Highest civilian honour.
The decision came after Tiger Woods won his 5th Masters title and 15th major title on Sunday, his first major win in 11 years.
Trump wrote on his Twitter page, “spoke to Tiger Woods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s The Masters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!.”
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award given by the President of the United States.
The award is not limited to U.S. citizens and, while it is a civilian award, it can also be awarded to military personnel and worn on the uniform.
It was established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, superseding the Medal of Freedom that was established by President Harry S. Truman in 1945 to honor civilian service during World War II.
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