The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Awarded by Congress, the Con­gres­sional Gold Medal (along with the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom be­stowed by the pres­i­dent) is the high­est civil­ian award in the United States.

That said, we’re told that the House Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Com­mit­tee is fi­nal­iz­ing leg­is­la­tion that would award pres­ti­gious Gold Medals to golf greats Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods in recog­ni­tion of their ser­vice to the na­tion in pro­mot­ing ex­cel­lence and good sports­man­ship.

In ad­di­tion, Mr. Woods would be hon­ored for “break­ing [racial] bar­ri­ers with grace and dig­nity by show­ing that golf is a sport for all peo­ple.”

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