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Tiger Woods Awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Published on May 10, 2019
The United States President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, country's highest civilian honour to golfer Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods Awarded US Presidential Medal of Freedom


  • The 43-year-old Tiger Woods became fourth and youngest professional golfer to receive the prestigious & highest civilian honor (after other golfers Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charlie Sifford).

About The Presidential Medal of Freedom:

  • It was first established by President Truman to honour extraordinary civilian accomplishments related to World War II.
  • Later, in 1963 the medal was re-established by President Kennedy by an executive order.
  • It is awarded by the U.S. President to any person, living or dead (i.e. posthumously).
  • It is awarded every year to people who have made "especially meritorious contribution" (outstanding) contributions to security or national interests of U.S., and to world peace, or other significant cultural or public or private endeavours.
  • The President usually awards the medal of freedom in groups during public ceremonies.
  • Once given it cannot be revoked.
  • 2018 Recipients: Roger Staubach, Miriam Adelson, Babe Ruth, and Elvis Presley, among others.

About Tiger Woods:

  • Eldrick Tont Woods is a professional golf player of USA.
  • His nickname is "Tiger".
  • He ranks second in both major championships and PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America) Tour wins.
  • He holds numerous records in golf and is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time.


Q. Which golfer has been awarded the "Presidential Medal of Freedom" which is United States' highest civilian honour by US President Donald Trump?
a. Jack Nicklaus
b. Charlie Sifford
c. Tiger Woods
d. Arnold Palmer
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