Congressman drops effort to honour Tiger Woods

Updated: 10 December 2009 06:50 IST

A US congressman is dropping his effort to honour Tiger Woods with a Congressional Gold Medal.

Washington :

A US congressman is dropping his effort to honour Tiger Woods with a Congressional Gold Medal.

California Representative Joe Baca proposed legislation in March that called for Woods to be recognized for promoting good sportsmanship and breaking down barriers in golf.

Baca said in a statement on Wednesday that "in light of the recent developments surrounding Tiger Woods and his family," he won't pursue legislation during this session to give him the award.

Woods' recent car accident has led to a media firestorm surrounding his personal life. The world's No. 1 golfer hit a hydrant and a tree on Nov. 27, and he was cited for careless driving and fined $164.

The accident _ and Woods' refusal to answer questions about it _ fueled speculation about a possible dispute between him and his wife, Elin.

Woods has been out of the public eye since the crash and subsequent allegations of extramarital affairs.

Last week, Woods issued a statement saying he had let his family down with unspecified "transgressions" that he regrets with "all of my heart."

The medal is the highest award Congress has to honor civilians for achievements and contributions to society.

Topics : Golf Tiger Woods
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