Tiger Woods got emotional as he made history by becoming the first active athlete to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The professional golfer attended a ceremony at the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday evening (May 6), where President Donald Trump gave him the prestigious award.
Trump spoke highly of Woods, who as well as being a Masters champion is the President’s golfing buddy.
He called the golfer one of ‘one of the greatest athletes in the history of sports’, and said he has inspired people worldwide with his barrier-breaking victories, capped by a comeback at the 2019 Masters tournament.
The POTUS added:
He’s also a great person. He’s a great guy.
He inspired millions of young Americans with his thrilling wire-to-wire victories. Tiger Woods is a global symbol of american excellence, devotion, and drive.