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Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woods is set to visit the White House for a congratulatory reception with President Donald Trump following his victory at the Masters, according to reports in the USA.

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said President Trump will bestow the award, the nation's highest civilian honour, on the golfing great in the White House Rose Garden.

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Woods's career was nearly ended by a serious back injury, before a spinal fusion two years ago proved successful and allowed him to make a comeback.

President Trump announced this news following Woods' win at Augusta National last month.

Kendall Alley, the regional president for Wells Fargo, said the tour recommended TPC Potomac and officials liked what they saw. Woods also designed Trump World Golf Club Dubai.

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Woods completed a fairytale comeback at Augusta on April 14, winning the 15th major of a career that had once seemed in irreversible decline after a series of lengthy injury layoffs.

Woods' victory was his first major title since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, and it came 22 years after his first career win at the Masters in 1997. Woods and Molinari were paired in the final group at the Masters and played together at last year's British Open, which Molinari won by two strokes.

"Hey, Daniel. I know you're going through a hard time, " Woods said in the video.

"While I've already got an important role as team captain, I have made it very clear that I also want to be a playing captain when we face the International Team led by Ernie Els".

The result took him to within touching distance of fellow American Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors. "So we really expect to have an unbelievable championship at an awesome place". I just need to have a lot of things go my way.

"I felt like I was still learning my trade a little bit when he was at his best, so he never really took chances away from me, per se".