The golf great is still celebrating after winning his first Masters title for 14 years on Sunday

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom
Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom
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US President Donald Trump is to award superstar Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods won his fifth Masters title at Augusta with many saying it's the greatest sporting comeback ever .

A series on back problems and well publicised personal issues meant it was his first win at the tournament for 14 years.

Now Trump has had his say - and wants to make sure the 43-year-old is rightly honoured.

He tweeted: "Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday's @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!"

Trump and Woods have known each other for a number of years

The achievement hasn't gone unnoticed by legendary Jack Nicklaus.

He claimed he was “shaking in my boots” after Woods' magical 15th Major triumph.

Now he record of 18 is under threat - and he may even be able to do it by the end of the year.

Nicklaus admitted: “I felt for a long time he was going to win again. And the next two Majors are at Bethpage, where he’s won [2002 US Open], and Pebble Beach, where he’s won [2000 US Open]. So he’s got me shaking in my boots, guys.

“If Tiger is healthy, he didn’t need to worry about his driver.

"He never drove the ball straight anyway. He’s such a great putter, he has such a great short game, he has such distance control with his irons.

"He has unbelievable distance control, the best I’ve ever seen of anybody in the game."

The golfing great soaks up his big moment

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US PGA, May 16-19, Bethpage Black Course, New York Woods won his eighth Major title on Long Island in 2002 with a three-shot win over Phil Mickelson. He also finished tied sixth when the US Open was back there in 2009.

US Open June 13-16, Pebble Beach, California Woods recorded the biggest win in Major history when he claimed his first US Open title by 15 shots at Pebble Beach in 2000. He finished tied fourth when the US Open returned to the course south of San Francisco in 2010.

The Open, July 18-21, Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland This venue has less recent form – it staged its sole previous Open in 1951, the only time the oldest Major has been staged outside England or Scotland. Local hero Rory McIlroy will be desperate to win the first Major in Ulster in his lifetime.

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