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US President Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom after comeback Masters win

Washington: President Donald Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods next week.

 US President Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom after comeback Masters win

File image of Donald Trump and Tiger Woods. Reuters

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says an awards ceremony will be held in the Rose Garden on Monday.

Woods overcame personal and professional adversity to win his first Masters title since 2008 last month. Trump tweeted after the tournament that he had congratulated Woods and informed him that he would be receiving the medal because of his "incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE."

It's the nation's highest honor for a civilian and presidents have wide discretion over whom to award it.

Trump is an avid golfer who played with Woods at Trump's golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. Trump also watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club.

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Updated Date: May 02, 2019 23:20:03 IST