Donald Trump decorates Tiger Woods with highest civilian honour - presidential medal of freedom

Donald Trump decorates Tiger Woods with highest civilian honour - presidential medal of freedom

Tiger Woods has been honoured with America's highest civilian medal after his fifteenth major win by President Donald Trump in Washington.

According to a BBC report, the 43-year-old golf legend, who claimed the Masters at Augusta last April, was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a short ceremony in the White House on Tuesday, May 7.

Trump used the occasion to celebrate Woods' "relentless will to win, win, win".

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"These qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries and defying limits," Trump stressed.

Woods also took out time appreciate his mother and two children during the occasion.

"You have seen the good and the bad, the highs and the lows," said Woods.

"I would not be in this position without all of your help."

Woods' win at Augusta in April saw him win his fifth Masters title as well as end 11-year wait to win his 15th major.

Woods claimed first Masters at the age of 21 after which celebrated the win with his father, Earl, who gave up the ghost in 2006.

"In 1997, yes, I won the Masters and I ended up hugging my dad and my mom," Woods said.

"My dad is no longer here but my mom is here, I love you mom.

"The amazing Masters experience I just had a few weeks ago certainly is part of the highlight of what I've accomplished in my life on the golf course."

Interestingly, the prize is meant for "individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours".

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Woods is the fourth golfer to receive the honour, after the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charlie Sifford, who was the first black player to play on PGA Tour.

Other renowned sports personalities to be decorated with the award includes Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King and Michael Jordan are among others.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Tiger Woods completed the greatest ever comeback in the history of golf after winning his 15th major title at Augusta National last weekend.

Having gone eleven years without a silverware owing to injuries and personal issues, the American golfer suffered.

The 43-year-old closed the game with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory to spark up emotions from his fans across the globe.

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