Congress Rethinks Giving Tiger Woods a Medal

For some reason, Rep. Joe Baca drops efforts
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 1:39 PM CST
Joe Baca, front, isn't so sure about that medal for Tiger anymore.   (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
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(Newser) – Sorry, Tiger, it looks like you won’t be getting that Congressional Gold Medal after all. California Rep. Joe Baca, who’d been pushing for legislation to honor Woods with the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, says that “in light of recent events,” he’ll be dropping that particular campaign. The bill, introduced in March, had sought to recognize Woods for “his service to the Nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship, and…by showing that golf is a sport for all people.”

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