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Tiger Woods and caddie sued by spectator over alleged 2018 incident

By: Reuters |

Published: April 9, 2020 8:58:17 am

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A Florida man has filed a lawsuit towards Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava alleging he sustained accidents after LaCava shoved him when he tried to take a selfie with the golfer within the background at a event in 2018.

According to the civil criticism, which was filed on Tuesday in Pinellas County, Florida, Brian Borruso alleges the incident came about in the course of the third spherical of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook after Woods’s tee shot landed close to him.

Borruso, who’s looking for greater than $30,000 in damages, says he stumbled and fell into the gang of spectators after being shoved by LaCava, in the end inflicting accidents he described within the lawsuit as “permanent or continuing.”

Woods, who was competing in solely his fourth PGA Tour occasion after a protracted layoff following spinal fusion surgical procedure in April 2017, was named as a defendant as a result of he employs LaCava, who final yr was inducted into the Caddie Hall of Fame.
Both the agent and spokesman for 15-times main champion Woods didn’t instantly reply to Reuters when requested to remark. LaCava couldn’t be reached for remark.

The lawsuit says United States Golf Association guidelines state golfers are liable for their caddie’s actions throughout a spherical and that Woods “failed in his duty as he freely allowed” LaCava to negligently use drive.

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