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SportsTrump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom

22:07  15 april  2019
22:07  15 april  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Someone bet $85K on Tiger to win Masters

Someone bet $85K on Tiger to win Masters One bettor is apparently feeling very confident that Tiger Woods will take home his fifth green jacket this week. The unidentified person placed an $85,000 wager on Woods to win the 2019 Masters at 14-1 odds, according to The Associated Press. Woods last won the tournament in 2005. The bet, which was made Tuesday at a William Hill sportsbook in Las Vegas, will pay out $1.19 million if Woods wins - the company's largest liability ever for a single golf wager in the United States. William Hill's director of trading, Nick Bogdanovich, told Stephen Hennessey of Golf Digest that he thought the bettor made a mistake at first.

Trump says he will award Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom© Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Tiger Woods on Sunday.

WASHINGTON — President Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods won his fifth Masters title Sunday, overcoming personal and professional adversity to once more claim the green jacket.

Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke to Woods and congratulated him on ‘‘the great victory’’ and ‘‘to inform him that because of his incredible Success Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!’’

Trump didn’t say when a ceremony will be held. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for a civilian.

Tiger Woods' former trainer says Tiger used to have a laborious training schedule that included 13 hours of practice

Tiger Woods' former trainer says Tiger used to have a laborious training schedule that included 13 hours of practice Tiger Woods used to work out and practice from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Though he no longer does such marathon days, it used to give him an edge on his competition, according to Hank Haney.

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump’s golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.

This breaking news story will be updated.

Tiger's former caddie says Masters win 're-energizes' golf.
Steve Williams, who was on Tiger Woods' bag for 13 of his 15 major victories, thinks his former employer's win at Augusta National will do wonders for the sport. "Now that Tiger has come right back there again, winning a major championship, possibly putting (Jack Nicklaus') record in play it just re-energizes the game," Williams said, according to ESPN's Bob Harig. "It's absolutely awesome. He's the only guy who can energize the game like that. All those kids watching had to think it was fantastic. And so what he's done is a remarkable achievement. It's so positive." Williams began working with Woods in 1999, but the two split in 2011 as Tiger battled injuries.

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