"You've got to see the good and the bad, the peaks and valleys," said a clearly touched Woods, in his acceptance speech in the White house rose garden.
Trump praised the courses for his vinnarinstinkt, which later came to expression when Woods made a comeback in the top elite with victory in the US Masters in april. It was after the feat that the president announced that Woods would get the presidential medal of freedom, the top civilian award that the U.S. president can dish out.
also, the 43-year-old golfer, that he managed to overcome both protracted injury problems and private difficulties as a much-publicized sex addiction.
at the same time, large parts of the united states idrottsvärld on the edge with Trump, who condemned the well-known player's protests against violence against black people. Among other basketstjärnorna Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr have said ' no ' to meet with Trump in the White house.
got questions about Donald Trump's war of words with the african-american sports stars, he answered diplomatically.
" He is the president of the united states. You may not always think about the person or policy, but everyone must respect the office, said Woods, according to the AFP news agency.
" I have known Donald for several years, even before he became president. We have played golf and had dinner together.
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