The award ceremony took place in the White House Rose Garden
The fifteen biggest winner Tiger Woods has received the highest civilian honor in America from President Donald Trump in Washington.
The 43-year-old, who won the Masters in Augusta in April, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House.
Trump praised Woods & # 39; "ruthless will to win, win, win."
"These qualities embody the American spirit of pushing boundaries and defying boundaries," Trump said.
Woods thanked his mother and two children during the ceremony.
"You have seen the good and the bad, the highs and the lows," said Woods.
The award recognizes "persons who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America, to world peace, or to cultural or other important public or private endeavors."
Woods is the fourth golfer to play again, after Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and the first black player of the PGA Tour, Charlie Sifford.
American Woods overcame persistent injury problems – including four back operations that culminated in merger operation in April 2017 – to win his first major title for 11 years with a one-shot win over Augusta.
Billie Jean King and Michael Jordan include athletes to win the prize.
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