President Donald Trump says he’ll current the Presidential Medal of Freedom to legendary golfer Tiger Woods, who simply captured his fifth Masters championship.It was his 15th main skilled victory after an 11-year drought from successful the game’s greatest tournaments.
Trump tweeted that he spoke to Woods to “congratulate him on the nice victory.”
Woods shot a 2 below par 70 on a drizzly day on the Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership within the southern U.S. state of Georgia to complete 13 below par for the match, a shot higher than three different American golfers, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.
Woods, with a giant smile on his face, thrust each arms into the air as he holed his last putt on the 18th inexperienced for a bogey. He hugged his mom, Kultida Woods, his two kids, daughter Sam and son Charlie, and different well-wishers as he headed to the clubhouse to signal his scorecard.
At 43, Woods is the oldest Masters champion since Jack Nicklaus, who received the 1986 Masters at 46. The 79-year-old Nicklaus holds the report for many main golf championships with 18, with Woods now trailing the mark by three.
With Woods’ dearth of latest main championships, the Nicklaus mark appeared more and more distant for the getting older Woods. The final 11 years have marked a interval of non-public turmoil for Woods as he underwent a number of surgical procedures to restore again accidents that inhibited his efficiency or stopped him from enjoying in any respect. He additionally was divorced from his spouse, Elin Nordegren, after a string of his extremely publicized extramarital affairs.