Which athlete has been awarded the Medal of Freedom?
In May 2019, following his Masters Tournament win, Tiger Woods was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump. The five-time Masters champion is the fourth golfer to receive the honor. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charlie Sifford are the three previous golfers to receive the award. The Presidential Medal of Freedom has only been awarded to 38 athletes, including Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, and Billie Jean King, just to name a few. The award, considered to be the nation’s highest civilian honor bestowed by the president, was first given by John F. Kennedy in 1963.
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