Trump has awarded the Presidential Medals of Freedom to seven people during his presidency.
Trump himself awarded the Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Alan Page, and Roger Staubach just a year ago, and Barack Obama awarded it to Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Willie Mays, among others, during his presidency. Trump has promised a lot on Twitter, so it remains to be seen if Tiger will actually receive the Medal, but as of now it's been a pretty great week for the golf icon.
The pro-golfer and Trump have known each other for over two decades and occasionally play golf together. However, for the first time in his career, Woods mounted a come-from-behind win in a major tournament, finishing with a one-stroke margin of victory. In 2018, he gave medals to football players Roger Staubach and Alan Page and a posthumous award to baseball player Babe Ruth.
Former President Barack Obama also congratulated the athlete.
Trump is an especially close watcher of the game, being the owner of Trump-brand golf courses and something of a student of the game himself - although there have been multiple reports, including from established golfers, that he cheats when competing.