Former President Donald Trump wished his friend and occasional golf partner Tiger Woods a speedy recovery on Tuesday night, highlighting how Woods has been able to overcome serious health issues in the past.
“He’s going to come back,” Trump said. “I have no doubt about it, he will come back.”
The 15-time major champion was seriously injured in a car crash early Tuesday in the Los Angeles area. He was hospitalized for what has been described as serious but not fatal injuries.
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Trump said he was a huge Woods fan both professionally and personally. “As a golfer he is just amazing,” Trump said. “He’s an amazing guy.”
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In May 2019, just weeks after winning his fifth Masters title, Woods received Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom in the Rose Garden of the White House.
“Because it was Tiger, everyone wanted to be there,” noted the former president. “(Woods) considered it one of the greatest honors of his life.”
Fox News anchor Katie Pavlich closed the interview by asking Trump if there was anything he would like to say to Woods.
“All I would tell him is get better and get out because we all miss him. We need Tiger,” Trump replied before hinting at one of his favorite topics. “When Tiger is in contention, which is often the case, the marks are double or triple. Very few people can cause this kind of thing.”
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