WASHINGTON D.C. — Masters champion Tiger Woods will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump in a ceremony at the White House Garden on Monday.
The medal is considered the nation’s highest civilian honor. It is awarded to individuals deemed to have made special meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States — to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Trump who has played golf with Tiger Woods in the past, will honor him, following his 15th major and fifth green jacket at Augusta National last month.
President Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to world-renowned golfer Tiger Woods on Monday, May 6 in the White House Rose Garden. The event will be invitation only and covered by the press.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 2, 2019
Golfers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charlie Sifford also have received Medals of Freedom.
Trump gave posthumous awards to Elvis Presley, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Babe Ruth in 2018.