The newly crowned Golf Masters champion, Tiger Woods has been presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump for his remarkable achievement in the history of gulf and sports in general.
President Donald Trump who had on the 15th April 2019 after Tiger Woods won the Masters promised to award him with the Presidential Medal, fulfilled that promise on Monday afternoon in a small but private ceremony. He awarded the golf legend with the medal, making him the fourth in history of golfers to be receiving the Medal of Freedom.
The award ceremony was held at the White House’s Rose Garden on Monday, as Woods was joined by his mother, his two children, girlfriend Erica Herman, and longtime caddie, Joe LaCava.
“Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive…these qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries, defying limits and always striving for greatness.” Trump said.
Tiger Woods taking to his Twitter handle after receiving his award, thanked the President, and other recipients of the award before him. He said:
“It’s an incredible privilege to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Considering the recipients, history, and what this means to me and my family, it’s also very humbling. Thank you all for your support and I hope this inspires others to never give up on their dreams”
Tiger Woods is being presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom following his first Masters victory since 2005. It was also Tiger’s first major win in nearly 11 years.
… congratulations to him.