ImageTiger Woods lined up a putt on the 18th green during the second round of the United States Open on Friday.For all of Woods’s feats, few compare to his 15-shot victory at that Open.
But here he is, basking in adulation, smiling with President Trump, defying his sport’s and society’s expectations.The ceremony took place in the White House Rose Garden, a couple of weeks after Woods’s desperately prayed-for win at the Masters golf tournament.
— The crowds following Tiger Woods on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park this week looked more like a marauding army than a gathering of golf fans on a pleasant day.“This is an Amazon grab, but it is an investment,” said Kerr, who was watching Woods in person for the first time on Thursday.
Instead, for the ninth time in his 76 major starts as a professional, Woods failed to advance to the weekend.“I just wasn’t moving the way I needed to,” Woods said.
Championship lead after the first round, and Tiger Woods on No.“I left my onesie at home,” Wright said after posing and returning to his crouch.
ImagePresident Trump giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday.“I’ve battled,” Woods, 43, said after the president fastened the medal around his neck.
Sports|Tiger Woods to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom on MondayImageTiger Woods won his 15th major last month.He will become the fourth golfer to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Most black athletes have distanced themselves from the president.ImageTiger Woods on Sunday won his 15th major title, his first in 11 years.
CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesA day after Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title and 15th major tournament in a rousing resurrection of his career, President Trump said Monday he would give him an honor almost as exclusive as a green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.“Because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more important, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!
Nicklaus had not won a major in six years and became the oldest player to win the Masters.In his first three full seasons, the Bulls won three more titles.
CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesThrough Tiger Woods’s 11 years in the wilderness between major tournament wins, professional golf searched for a successor.According to Gallup, in 2000, 5 percent of Americans surveyed said golf was their favorite sport to watch.
And lurking one stroke behind Woods and Finau is Brooks Koepka, who held off Woods to win the P.“I saw someone who had the same skin color as me,” Finau said in an interview last year.
On GolfImageTiger Woods wearing purple at the Masters on Saturday was unexpected, but there was something familiar about the crowd’s roar.The clamor diminished ever so slightly, and then Woods raised his putter in salute, and the roar reached new heights.
ImageFrancesco Molinari shared the second-round Masters lead with four players.Any one of them could have tripped up Woods’s run at the lead as the tournament reached its halfway point.
ImageFred Couples, left, and Tiger Woods walking off the 18th green after their practice round at Augusta National on Monday.No four-time Masters champion had ever been treated with such indifference at Augusta National, nor will one likely be again.