WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A man files a lawsuit against Tiger Wood’s caddie, claiming he was intentionally pushed by the latter.
- The incident took place in 2018, during a Valspar Championship game in Central Florida where the fan was a spectator.
- Woods is set to defend on the Masters on Thursday, but the COVID-19 crisis suspended all scheduled tournaments early this year.
Caddie drama is nothing new with golf legend Tiger Woods.
It was during some of Wood’s prime years, from 1999 to 2011, when Steve Williams was his bag attender. But the end of their relationship took a sour turn when Williams said in his book that working for Wood was like slavery.
Currently, Woods is in the middle of a lawsuit that’s associated with his current caddie.
On Tuesday, Brian Borruso filed a civil suit in Pinellas County, Florida, against the superstar golfer’s caddie, Joe LaCava. Brian is claiming that LaCava deliberately pushed him while he was watching the 2018 Valspar Championship golf game in Central Florida.
The complaint alleges LaCava of shoving Borruso while the latter was attempting to take a selfie with Woods on the backdrop when he was walking toward a ball near the 13th green.
According to TMZ, the man claims that the caddie pushed him, and the encounter resulted in various long-lasting injuries, aggravated an underlying condition, and hampered his ability to work.
The lawsuit, however, did not indict Woods of any case, but he was listed as a defendant together with LaCava since the latter was his employee.
Upon checking, it was not clear how much Borruso is asking for as compensatory damages.
Since the incident transpired two years ago, Borruso’s counsel, Atty. Josh Drechsel explained that the damages his client sustained are either long-lasting or even permanent. The lawyer also told the Associated Press (AP) that two years of waiting before filing the charge is necessary so they may have a clear picture of the injuries.
When contacted by AP, LaCava did not comment on the issue, while Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, did not reply to the outlet’s inquiry.
Woods is to have a defense on the championship tourney on Thursday, but the coronavirus crisis halted the Masters until further notice.