Trump to award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger's message to young man with cancer resonates deeply with Varner	
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Trump earlier said he would honor Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest honor for a civilian.

The president went a step further the next day, announcing that he would bestow on Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom "because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE".

Tiger Woods ended an 11-year drought to win his 15th major at Augusta National last month. The pair have played golf together a bit over the years, and Woods doesn't have any on-course obligations between his Masters victory and the PGA Championship in two weeks.

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Trump also congratulated Woods on Twitter during and immediately after his Masters victory.

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

Asked if Woods can match Nicklaus' haul, four-time major victor McIlroy said: "I think so". (Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Tiger Woods celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters on April 14, 2019. "Only if you have played with him can you just realise how good he is".

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Kendall Alley, the regional president for Wells Fargo, said the tour recommended TPC Potomac and officials liked what they saw. Tiger wouldn't play the game - he is very smart.

The PGA Championship will be held at the Bethpage Black Course in Farmingdale. A 2009 sex scandal followed by knee and back injuries that required seven operations had led to a prolonged wait to add another major title to his honours. However, that presentation is expected to take place later in the year. Except for a couple of years ago when I couldn't walk.

PGA of America Chief Championships Officer Kerry Haigh revealed that this year's pairings will continue to honor the tradition of putting the current reigning major champions together for the first two rounds. "... This has meant so much to me and my family, this tournament, and to have everyone here, it's something I'll never, ever forget".

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