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Tiger Woods

Screws the Paparazzi

2/18/2010 12:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It was the holy grail -- the most sought after image in the world -- but when the first image of Tiger Woods was released through Getty Images yesterday, the move blocked the paparazzi from their million dollar shot.

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TMZ has checked around with some major paparazzi agencies, who tell us the first picture of Tiger could have scored them more than $1,000,000 in worldwide distribution profits.

But when the image was released through Getty Images -- a non-paparazzi, subscription-based photo agency -- the value of the photo plummeted ... as most major media outlets got the pic essentially for free as part of their deal with Getty.

FYI -- Just 24 days before the shot was taken, Getty had announced a "multi-year" deal with the PGA, in which both sides touted the move as a "strategic partnership." Turns out, they were right.

We called Getty for comment -- but they're on lockdown.

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nate    

ahahahahahahahahahaha, stupid paparazzi

1711 days ago
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Lisa    

Im sick of him but kinda want to hear what he's going to say tomorrow.

1711 days ago
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told ya so - TEAM LENO    

Didn't realize until now how much of a control freak he is.

Too bad he can't "control" keeping his D#&%@ in his pants!

1711 days ago
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Icebaby    

Man, f%ck Tiger Woods. News about him is getting annoying.

1711 days ago
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cochino    

its great that tiger screwed everyone out of a money shot.

Its also great that TMZ layed it out how he did it.

Now watch everyone start doing this and see photgraphers end up working for Sears taking baby pictures for a living.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

1711 days ago
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amontanez407    

Looks like he's cut back on the"ROIDS".....notice his face dosent look al bloated like before?

1711 days ago
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cc    

Good to hear the Cheetah is still screwing people. I sure hope he used protection when he screwed the paps!

Some behavior can't even be changed by a 6 week $40K rehab ride.

1711 days ago
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Puffy    

Really?!!! Who cares....

1711 days ago
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Common Sense    

So Little Harvey, you some how think that your corp of intrusive people have some inate claim to taking photos. A little more maturity might be nice from your group.

1711 days ago
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doctorme    

Good. I think the paparazzi as a profession should be eliminated. They put too many people at risk. Just look at Princess Diana.

1711 days ago
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MightyMad    

9. Good. I think the paparazzi as a profession should be eliminated. They put too many people at risk. Just look at Princess Diana.
Posted at 10:54AM on Feb 18th 2010 by hateflies
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Sure, like the fact her driver was high got nothing to do with the accident...

1711 days ago
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Jerry Martin    

He's been screwing a lot of people. That's why he's in trouble.

1711 days ago
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notbuyingit    

Tiger will always be Tiger, one move just as calculated as the next. Having perfect control over every situation.

1711 days ago
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Lisa    

You know..with all the crap we had to see about this disgusting man since November..the least he could do is answer some questions.
Number 3...You're right..He is controlling. He made his familys life a living hell and he's doing this during a golf tournament which some golfers aren't happy about.
If he's going to come clean, go 100%. Answer questions, take the heat.

1711 days ago
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freedomisnotfree    

FAKE---FRAUD MISLEADING MEDIA

1711 days ago
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