Accepted: By Tiger Woods, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in a ceremony Monday afternoon at the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump. Woods, 43, won the Masters last month for his 15th major championship and 81st victory on the PGA Tour after having undergone spinal-fusion surgery two years ago. Trump called Woods “a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive.” Woods, fighting back tears, listed the honor as “an unbelievable experience.” Woods is the fourth golfer to have been awarded the medal, joining the late Arnold Palmer (2004), Jack Nicklaus (2005) and the late Charlie Sifford (2014). The medal, widely recognized as the nation’s highest civilian honor, was introduced by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Announced: By the USGA, that Kiawah Island (S.C.) Club will host the 2023 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The dates of the tournament will be May 20-24. The club’s Cassique Course will be the site of stroke play and match play, and the River Course will serve as a stroke-play co-host.