Tiger Woods hasn’t played since winning the Masters in April for the fifth time in his career and he won’t play again until the PGA Championship this month.
This has allowed Tiger to have a little extra free time for other things, one of them being a visit to the White House on Monday where he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump.
Of course, because Trump is such a divisive figure for the country, this has led many to chide Tiger for doing such a thing, but Tiger has long kept his name out of politics and chosen instead to just enjoy his life and play golf with presidents when the opportunity arises.
Anyone who says they would not make a trip to the White House to accept the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a citizen of this great country is crazy in my opinion. If you agree or disagree with me, that’s fine, I honestly don’t care either way. I’m not here to tell you who to vote for and who not to vote for and clearly Tiger doesn’t care either. However, if given the opportunity to accept an award that has been given to only 32 athletes before him (3 golfers, Jack, Arnold, and Charlie Sifford) I wouldn’t turn it down no matter who is in office.
Stop judging Tiger for keeping his political opinions to himself, he’s allowed to do that. Playing golf with Trump does not make Tiger a horrible person. The great thing about this country is that we can all have different opinions. Each person is entitled to either agree with or disagree with the president and those who support him or detest him.
Politics can be very a frustrating subject, but great moments in sports tend to bring us all together.
Michael is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Stiff Shaft. He is also the Senior Editor of Golfweek Custom Media and covers the World Long Drive for Golf Channel.
He has 8+ years of covering golf, is an LSU fan, and prefers to hit driver-wedge as often as possible.