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'Tiger' Sues PGA Tour -- I Was Unfairly Ejected!!!

7/7/2011 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A grown ass man shows up to a PGA tournament in a bright orange "Tiger" suit in the hopes of cheering on his hero Tiger Woods ... but according to a new lawsuit, something went terribly wrong.

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The SUPERFAN -- Jason Goodwin (pictured above) -- claims he got "pre-permission" to wear his spirited costume to the TPC Boston tournament in 2010 ... but once he arrived to the course, one of the golfers flipped out.

Goodwin, who says he had a valid ticket for the event, claims security escorted him off the course after the 1st hole ... because Tiger's playing partner, Angel Cabrera, complained the tiger suit was "too bright and bothersome."

Goodwin filed a small claims lawsuit against the PGA in Boston, insisting his civil rights were "infringed upon" -- and he wants $7150 to make things right.

Goodwin tells TMZ ... he chose the amount because it's the most he's allowed to sue for in small claims court ... adding, "I want to make the point that you can't tell people what to wear."

Calls to the PGA have not been returned.

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john5oregon    

Oh man, I laughed so hard I almost dropped my bong.

1022 days ago
2.

pimpc    

first!!!

1022 days ago
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Sapphyre    

It was probably a blonde bimbo in the suit carrying a Subway sandwich.

1022 days ago
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Delaware D    

ummm.......I got nothing.

1022 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

what a jackass. Who would wear that to a golf event?

1022 days ago
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billyfromva    

What is the difference between this and mascots wearing colorful suits and dancing around at other professional sports events? Or the crap they wave around when people are taking free throws.

1022 days ago
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Jules Destaing    

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Are you sure that isn't Charlie Sheen ?

1022 days ago
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Puckett    

"adding, "I want to make the point that you can't tell people what to wear."

lol, i'm pretty sure court is the wrong place to try to make the point that you, as a ticket holder, can wear whatever you want to an event however inappropriate.

PGA Tour has many rules the public must adhere to when attending a PGA Tour event, and their stated dress code is: "Golf Attire" (Resort Casual).

I'm not sure exactly what that means, but i'm pretty sure doesn't include grown ass men in fluorescent orange head-to-toe tiger costumes.

1022 days ago
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St Murphy    

dude has a point.seems like mr cabrera just cost the golf association a bunch of money.although i would ask for ALOT more seeing they have the money to spend.id make sure it came out of caberas winnings.i wonder if he changes tigers diapers too?

1022 days ago
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Puckett    


billyfromva 3 minutes ago
What is the difference between this and mascots wearing colorful suits and dancing around at other professional sports events? Or the crap they wave around when people are taking free throws.

It golf, that's what's different about it. Just because it's a sport doesn't mean it's acceptable to act like a bare chested painted face drunken weirdo. If that's your thing go see a football game.

1022 days ago
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Holli~Peno    

i'm not one to approve of frivilous,stupid lawsuits,but i hope this guy wins.

1022 days ago
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St Murphy    

freedoms of expression and speech are required even at a private sanctioned sporting events.

if this is the case any person wearing anything green orange yellow etc etc could be construed as disturbing and bothersome so i guess half the goofy clothes golfers wear are going to be banned so fair will be fair?

if any pics of clothes that may be to bright are brought into the case this man has won his case on the merits they harassed him.if it was any one BUT tigers buddy the case would not have merit

1022 days ago
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jpm4444    

a rich spoiled golfer whining; who'd a thunk it

1022 days ago
14.

Zoe     

A tiger costume? You can't fix stupid.

1022 days ago
15.

Trev the 1    

This guy is awesome hes my new hero

1022 days ago
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