President trumpDonald John Trump Omar says he has faced an increase in death threats since Trump tweeted Trump bursts into Pelosi after the "puff & # 39; & # 39; 60 Minutes & # 39; Trump reignited attacks in sanctuary cities to distract Mueller's report: report MORE He said on Monday that he would award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civil honor in the nation, immediately after the victory of the great professional golfer in the Masters Tournament last weekend.
"I spoke with @TigerWoods to congratulate him for the great victory he had in @TheMasters yesterday, and to inform him that due to his incredible success and return in sports (golf) and, most importantly, to LIFE, I will present him the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM! ", Trump tweeted.
I talk to @Tiger Woods to congratulate him for the great victory he had in the past @Teachers, and to inform you that due to your incredible success and return in sports (golf) and, most importantly, to LIFE, I will present you with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
The president did not say when the 43-year-old golfer will receive the prize.
The victory of Woods on Sunday gave him his 15th victory in the main championship and his fifth Masters title, which marked a surprising turn that captivated the sports world.
It was Woods' first victory in a specialization in more than a decade and came after his reputation was marred by an infidelity scandal and his career was threatened by a series of back injuries.
The medal of freedom is granted by the president to citizens who make an "especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture or any other significant public or private activity."
Trump has presented the medal to seven people, including NFL Hall of Famer Roger Staubach and Alan Page, and the late New York Yankees bib Babe Ruth.
More than two dozen figures from the world of sports have received the award, including golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, as well as Charles Sifford, the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour.
Nicklaus is the only golfer to have won more titles than Woods, with 18. Trump played a round with both men in February at his golf club in Jupiter, Florida.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2019
Updated at 2:10 p.m.