Count President Donald Trump as a Tiger Woods fan.
Trump was one of millions watching The Masters broadcast on Monday when Woods came from behind for the first time in his career to snare a major championship.
It was major No. 15, bringing the chase for Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 majors back into the conversation.
Trump, the king of Tweeters, posted this after Tiger’s win:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Trump didn’t announce a date for the presentation, which would put Woods in elite company with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charlie Sifford, the only other golfers to have received the award. George H.W. Bush presented the medals to Nicklaus and Palmer; Barack Obama to Sifford. So far, Trump has honored three athletes with medals of freedom: Babe Ruth, Roger Staubach and Alan Page.
The medal is the highest award that can be bestowed on a civilian in the United States.