Trump Gives Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Yesterday Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods.  Learn more here.

Here are some previous winners from the world of sports:

Auto Racing: Richard Petty

Baseball: Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Yogi Berra, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Vin Scully, Ted Williams

Basketball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Dean Smith, Pat Summitt, John Wooden

Boxing: Muhammad Ali

Football: Bear Bryant, Roger Staubach

Golf: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Charlie Sifford

Tennis: Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King

Track and Field: Jessie Owens

6 thoughts on “Trump Gives Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  1. Mother Teresa? Did she also win the award? If so, that is wonderful. I thought you had to be an American citizen to be eligible but maybe I was mistaken. Which president awarded it to her?


  2. As much as Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe? (sports figures)
    How about as much as Mother Teresa?


  3. John,
    Please see my initial posting. It started with the words, “Despite his past personal problems…..”. I did not want to be more graphic than that. Tiger has sought help for these problems and I still believe in the old fashioned concept of forgiveness for the contrite. I think it’s also mentioned in a few places in the Bible.



  4. I don’t have a problem with giving Tiger the award. Other golfers and athletes have received it. But I am surprised that you think Tiger is a role model for young people. Are you aware of his sexual promiscuity and serial adultery? (Oh, sorry, I forgot that you are Trump supporter). Tiger is a complicated figure.


  5. Despite his past personal problems, Tiger Woods has been an excellent example for aspiring young people. He also seems like an “all-around, nice guy.” I know of an older lady confined to a nursing home. She wrote Tiger a fan letter and several weeks later received an autographed photograph which she framed and proudly displayed.
    He deserved the medal as much as the others who have received it.


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