President Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with Medal of Freedom

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Mr. Trump, an avid golf enthusiast, wrote in a tweet. Mr. Trump has previously bestowed the honor upon Sen.

The one-stroke win at Augusta National led to an outpouring of support from sports greats and politicians including Trump.

Woods captured his fifth green jacket Sunday and his first major victory in 11 years, prompting congratulations from both Trump and his predecessor, president Barack Obama. Three of them - Pro Football Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Alan Page as well as Major League Baseball legend Babe Ruth - are most famous for their athletic achievements.

Tiger hadn't won a major since 2008, and has dealt with many injuries in between, many doubting if he could ever win again. The gap between his first Masters win and Sunday's victory was the longest in tournament history.

Israel's Netanyahu wins re-election, main challenger concedes defeat
In a press conference outside his home, Bennett said, "All my life, I've given all I could for the sake of this good people". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a clear victory early Wednesday morning in Israel's general elections.

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.

Trump and Woods have been friends for several years, having dined and played golf together on a number of occasions, including February 2 of this year.

The president is in Minnesota on Monday for a roundtable discussion on tax reform and the economy.

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