A Florida man is suing Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava over an alleged shove at the 2018 Valspar Championship and his lawyer asked witnesses to come forward on Wednesday (Thursday AEST).
Attorney Josh Dreschel, who represents Brian Borruso, issued a statement seeking the public's help in identifying voices on a video that appears to capture portions of the incident.
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"We're asking anyone who was there to contact us and let us know if you saw the incident, if you know whose voices are on the video and if you may have video or pictures of the incident," Dreschel said.
"Unfortunately, the PGA has refused to cooperate, even though we are confident they have the incident on video."
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Florida's Pinellas County, claims the incident took place on the 13th hole in the third round of the tournament at Innisbrook near Tampa, Florida.
Woods hit his tee shot over the green and near spectators, including Borruso -- who tried to take a selfie with Woods in the background of the shot as the superstar approached the ball.
The complaint, seeking some $30,000 in damages, alleges that LaCava shoved Borruso into other spectators causing injuries.
Borusso's injuries were not specified, but the complaint says he went to the hospital, suffered loss of income and aggravated an existing health condition.
Woods was named in the suit because LaCava as the caddie's boss, the suit noting that the rules of golf state that a player is responsible for his caddie's actions during a round.
Woods's appearance at the 2018 Valspar Championship was just his fourth start in an official US PGA Tour event after spinal fusion surgery the previous April.
He finished tied for second behind England's Paul Casey, draining a 45-foot putt at the penultimate hole but unable to get a 37-footer to drop that would have forced a playoff.
Woods’ Masters photo with family sends fans wild
While the impending legal case might cause Woods a few headaches, the 15-time major champion has been enjoying some quality family time while stuck in isolaton.
Woods sent fans into a frenzy after posting a photo of himself with his family at the Masters dinner, but this annual dinner was different due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Woods would normally be celebrating his 2019 triumph at Augusta National on Tuesday hosting a champions dinner at the club following the tradition set by Ben Hogan in 1952.
But with the current climate this was made impossible with social distancing rules in place around the world.
However, Woods went ahead with his dinner but in quarantine with his girlfriend, Erica Herman, his daughter, Sam, and his son, Charlie.
Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family. pic.twitter.com/xPK769CWCf— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2020
“Masters Champions Dinner quarantine style. Nothing better than being with family,” he wrote.
In the photo, the masters replica trophy was the centrepiece.
Fans went wild over the quarantine dinner with his family.
🐐🐐— Ben Hill (@BenHill_WTHR) April 8, 2020
He keeps his Green jacket for 19 months 😎 pic.twitter.com/g4EjNj35YK— Coach G™ (@TGolfer83) April 8, 2020
with Yahoo Sport staff