Winning: Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Posted: Apr 15, 2019 4:45 PM
Winning: Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

In case you missed it over the weekend, professional golfer Tiger Woods won The Masters and marked one of the most incredible career comebacks in sport's history. 

Monday morning, President Trump announced he will be awarding Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Some history on the honor from the White House:

Established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, this prestigious award is the Nation’s highest civilian honor. It is awarded by the President of the United States to 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 endeavors.

Past recipients have been movers and shakers in a range of fields, including public service, medicine, journalism, entertainment, and business. The impressive list of past honorees includes Steven Spielberg, Muhammad Ali, Angela Merkel, Nancy Reagan, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.