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Tiger Woods sued over claims his caddie shoved and injured man for taking selfie with golf legend at tournament


TIGER WOODS is being sued by a Florida man who claims the legend’s caddie caused him injury by pushing him.

The alleged incident occurred at the Valspar Championship two years ago as the iconic golfer approached his tee shot left of the 13th green.

The civil complaint was filed Tuesday in Pinellas County and says Brian Borruso tried to take a selfie of the 44-year-old, leading to his cabbie Joe LaCava allegedly shoving and causing him to stumble and fall back into the crowd.

The lawyer representing the fan, Josh Drechsel, said the lawsuit was filed two years after the tournament to gain a better understanding of the injuries, described in the suit as either permanent or continuing.

Woods’ agent at Excel Sports Management, Mark Steinberg, has not not commented on the claims while LaCava has also made no comment.

But Drechsel has issued a public plea for fans to provide evidence who might have witnessed the scenes.

One video Drechsel has shows LaCava approaching the fans with his left arm out while saying: “You’ve got to back it up.”

But Drechsel wants to find other fans that were heard on other videos.

One person can be heard saying: “I love Tiger, but I don’t like him.”

Another voice also says: “He just pushed him. He just shoved him right out of there.”

It is claimed in the lawsuit that Borruso was forced to go into hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Woods played the Valspar Championship for the first time in 2018 after returning to the sport following his back surgeries.

In front of record crowds, which were a dozen rows deep at times around tee boxes, he came within a putt on the 18th of forcing a play-off, finishing a shot behind Paul Casey.

Woods was named as defendant due to him employing LaCava, previously a caddie for Fred Couples, from 2011.

Drechsel has confirmed he asked PGA Tour for a video from the tournament but says the tour informed him they were unable to without a court order, according to The Guardian.

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