President Donald Trump , a lifelong golfer and owner of golf resorts , announced Monday he ’ ll be awarding Tiger Woods the country’ s highest civilian honour after his Master’ s victory.
“ Spoke to @ TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday ’ s @ TheMasters , ” Trump tweeted .
“ Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports ( Golf ) and , more importantly , LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM !” Trump said .
Woods came back from the golfing wilderness to end an 11 – year majors drought with the win at Augusta , Georgia, on Sunday, earning praise from around the world .
Trump is an especially close watcher of the game, being the owner of Trump – brand golf courses and something of a student of the game himself — although there have been multiple reports , including from established golfers , that he cheats when competing .
( AFP )