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Is Tiger next in line for Congressional Gold Medal?

September 30, 2009

Now that Arnold Palmer has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, is Tiger Woods on deck? He is if Rep. Joe Baca (D-California) has his way.

Baca, 62, is a golf nut, who chairs the Congressional Golf Caucus, a newly-formed group of Democrats and Republicans who wish to promote golf. He had been working for more than five years to get Palmer a Congressional Gold Medal, which recognizes distinguished achievements and contributions.

For two years, he's been working on seeing to it that Woods is similarly honored. In 2007, he sponsored a bill (H.R. 1373) to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Woods.

-- John Strege