Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump at White House

Bill Speros, Golfweek
Published 6:55 p.m. ET May 6, 2019 | Updated 7:10 p.m. ET May 6, 2019


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Tiger Woods received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump on Monday in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.

On a beautiful sunny spring evening, an emotional Woods reached another peak in a comeback for the ages. He is the first active athlete ever to earn the medal.

Woods took the podium to a standing ovation by the crowd after Trump delivered about 15 minutes of introductory remarks lauding Woods’ professional and philanthropic accomplishments.

“This has been an unbelievable experience,” said Woods, who was choked up by the experience.

Woods’ victory in Augusta last month capped off “one of the most incredible comebacks that golf, or any sport, has ever seen,” Trump said. “Tiger, we are inspired by everything you’ve become and attained.”

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