Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump left shakes hands with Tiger Woods during a ribbon cutting for the new Tiger Woods Villa at the Trump National Doral golf course Wednesday

Golf: Donald Trump says Tiger Woods to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

On Monday, Trump announced on Twitter that he plans to award Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because he came back from numerous injuries and the marital scandal that plagued Woods' personal life a decade ago.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by the US President "for especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, or world peace, or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors".

While it may seem like a bit much, and maybe it is, it's also not unprecedented for a major sports figure to receive the award.

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Trump did not in his tweet specify when the ceremony will take place. Orrin Hatch, Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Roger Staubach, Miriam Adelson and Alan Page. His career was derailed for almost a decade after a series of personal scandals and several back surgeries that raised doubts about whether he would ever be able to play again.

And Trump tweeted about the Masters several times over the weekend, writing on Sunday afternoon that Woods was "a truly Great Champion!" President Trump, with whom Woods is reportedly on good terms, was very excited to watch his friend win the tournament and it looks like he's still riding that wave. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!" He first won the tournament in 1997 at 21 years old, the youngest person ever to do so, and captured three more green jackets by 2005.

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