Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Monday at the White House

Woods is just the fourth golfer to earn the honor, joining Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charles Sifford. 

"I’ve tried to hang in there, and I’ve tried to come back and play the great game of golf again. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to do it again,” Woods said upon receiving the award on Monday. "I've found a game that's allowed me to do it. The amazing Masters experience I just had a few weeks ago is probably the highlight of what I've accomplished so far in my life on the golf course."

Woods's victory at Augusta National on April 14 marked his first major victory since 2008 and his first Masters win since 2005. Woods now has 15 career majors, three behind Nicklaus for the most all-time. 

Information from SI.com contributed to this report.

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