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Scheduled: For Monday in the White House Rose Garden, a ceremony for Tiger Woods to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump, the Trump Administration confirmed Wednesday. On April 15, Trump tweeted a congratulatory note to Woods for his victory in the Masters and disclosed that the president would give the medal to Woods (“In the news,” April 16). The medal is recognized as the nation’s highest civilian honor, and presidents can exercise wide discretion in awarding it. Trump is an avid golfer and course owner who played with Woods and Jack Nicklaus in February at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. Nicklaus, the late Arnold Palmer and the late Charles Sifford are the only other golfers to have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Expanded: Its push into college golf, Golf Channel, which announced that it will create and televise the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational on Sept. 14-16 at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. The participating teams were not disclosed. The tournament, to be televised in more than 50 countries, will be the fifth annual college tournament to air on Golf Channel. The network televises the Western Intercollegiate and the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I national championships in the spring and the East Lake Cup in the fall.


Announced: By Brittany Lincicome, that the Pure Silk Championship on May 23-26 in Williamsburg, Va., will be her final appearance of the LPGA season. That means she will miss the U.S. Women’s Open, which is scheduled for the next week. Lincicome, 33, and husband Dewald Gouws are expecting their first child, a girl, on Sept. 1.