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Man Sues Over Not Being Allowed to Wear Tiger Suit to Golf Tournament

Posted Jul 8, 2011 4:14 PM CDT
By Rachel M. Zahorsky

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A man in a bright orange, 8-foot tiger suit, an homage to pro golfer Tiger Woods, was asked to leave a PGA tournament at TPC Boston after a complaint by Angel Cabrera, Woods' playing partner that day.

In response, Jason Goodwin, who wore the same suit to a PGA event in 2010, has filed a small claims lawsuit against the PGA in Boston for a civil rights infringement for $7,150, reports the Milwaukee-based news radio station 620 WTMJ.

“To be honest—I could care less about the principles behind the lawsuit, or the fact that he was escorted off the course,” opined WTMJ sports anchor Greg Matzek. “What I can't get over is the costume, mannerisms (i.e.—golf clap), and thought process of the man who conjured up the idea to wear this thing to a PGA tournament.”

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