« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Phil Mickelson THREATENS Krispy Kreme

4/13/2011 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Phil Mickelson has had his fill of Krispy Kreme -- because TMZ has learned, the golf legend raised a legal FIRESTORM when he discovered the doughnut chain was using his image without permission.

0412_mikelson_ex_date

It's all over a billboard display in one of KK's locations in Augusta, GA -- erected to commemorate Phil's infamous visit to the same doughnut shop after he won the 2010 Masters tournament.

According to our doughnut sources, Phil's camp was PISSED ... because no one got the man's approval before plastering his image all over the display.

We're told one of Phil's associates even paid a little visit to the KK in question last week to make sure employees removed every last picture -- and threatened legal action if they didn't.

We're told the doughnut store removed the display. Phil's rep had no official comment.


For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
41 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

sonny    

F I R S T!

1238 days ago
2.

MikeD    

Aw Nuts Phil..... No more Freebies man... Well.. you do keep your weight down..

1238 days ago
3.

Keith    

*******S like Phil Mickelson don't deserve success. I hope he dies in a plane crash

1238 days ago
4.

Hello is anybody in there?    

So he talk about going to Krispy Kreme before winning the Masters in 2010 so this year they promote him not just for business but as a tribute too.

They took it down and you still wanna sue them come on Phil...

1238 days ago
5.

frank    

this is pathetic.......enjoy what you do today because it may not be there tomorrow...no longer a fan of phil....GO TIGER!!!!!

1238 days ago
6.

MikeD    

Aw Nuts Phil..... No more Freebies man... Well.. you do keep your weight down..

1238 days ago
7.

MikeD    

Mean remarks are pathetic... Adverse remarks are not. See how easy it is to become a nice person? :) Life Is Beautiful

1238 days ago
8.

Anna    

Ehhh... I imagine it was Phil's people raising H-E-L-L more so than Phil himself.

1238 days ago
9.

mija    

I bet he didn't even eat a Krispy Kreme and they were for his children. That's like being the face for McDonald's. Come on fans, let's kill ourselves with junk! He should sue for the embarrassment alone.

1238 days ago
10.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

yummyyy donuts

1237 days ago
11.

jack-55d79    

This is an interesting one from a privacy perspective. I'd like to know, given a drive through is technically private property, whether CCTV images have a reasonable expectation of privacy. The fact that the images were used for profit makes it clearer cut, but if I was a celebrity I wouldn't want CCTV images being uploaded to the internet every time I went for a burger.

1237 days ago
12.

walkerjhoonny    

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with everyone. It was very knowledgeable and interesting.

http://www.cellhub.com/t-mobile-cell-phones/t-mobile-g-slate-with-google.html

T-mobile G-Slate

1237 days ago
13.

MikeD    

Aw Nuts Phil..... No more Freebies man... Well.. you do keep your weight down..

1237 days ago
14.

Kelly    

Who Needs Krispy Kreme? I got Callie. http://ultimateathleticfitness.com/3-simple-grocery-shopping-tricks-for-faster-fat-loss#comments

1237 days ago
15.

lawntamersinc    

#3 what do you think you deserve? Oh, I know-a bitch slap.

1237 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web