President Trump announced Monday on Twitter that he planned on awarding Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his win at the Masters golf tournament that Trump called a comeback of both sports and life.

“Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday’s @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE,” Trump said. “I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!”


Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fifth time Sunday in what was his first major win in 11 years.

Woods's image took a hit a decade ago over reports of a late-night car crash and marital infidelities.

Trump has been a long time defender of Tiger Woods, tweeting in 2013 that Tiger knows who his real friends are.


On Sunday, Trump encouraged his almost 60 million followers to tune in and watch Woods’ eventual victory.


Woods and Trump both played a round of golf together back in February at the president’s golf club in Florida.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the president. Previous sports recipients include Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.

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