All 33 sports figures awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

All 33 sports figures awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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All 33 sports figures awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Tiger Woods became the fourth golfer and 33rd sports figure to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The award considered to be the nation’s highest civilian honor bestowed by the president was first given by John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charlie Sifford are the three previous golfers to receive the award.

Here is a photo gallery featuring all 33 sports figures, including Woods, honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The recipients are listed with their notable sport, the year they received the award and the president by whom they were honored.

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