"Trump tweeted shortly after Woods sank a short putt to secure his 15th major title". It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters and 11 years since his last major victory.
The one-stroke win at Augusta National led to an outpouring of support from sports greats and politicians. He was arrested in May of 2017 on DUI charges and later completed a pre-trial diversion program and his probation term one month early.
Other sportspeople to be receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom include tennis icons Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King. It captured the attention of the country, and he'll be rewarded with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor to pioneering black golfer Charlie Sifford in 2014. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.
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On average, the Trump campaign said it received donations of $34.26 - almost double the amount that Sanders received. This was raised at a staff level initially and pushed back on.
A big fan of the sport, the president has had a long personal and business relationship with Woods and even golfed with the champion on several occasions.
"Well, he's the President of the United States", Woods said.
Since taking office Trump has given the award to several athletes including former professional National Football League players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and late professional baseball player George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.