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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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46.

Rastus    

If he got in wearing it, he shouldn't have been ejected. Simple as that.

1142 days ago
47.

Mike O'Sullivan    

I don't see the issue.....he doesn't look any worse than Ricky Fowler in his Cal-Trans outfit, and then there is John Daly....yikes.....Angel needs to mellow out.....

Mike

1142 days ago
48.

kitnplayn    

Yet another arrogant, selfish American. Somebody should tell this moron that you can wear whatever you want, as long as it doesn't infringe on other people. Not only is it a distraction to the players, it is blocking the view of other people who have also paid to be there. Idiots like this who try to make some moronic statement by suing are clogging up the court process and making a mockery of justice. Seriously, grab a brain.

1142 days ago
49.

Puckett    

Golf fans didn't pay to see this guys half time circus act blocking their view of the game. And golf isn't a sporting event, it's a game. So comparison to sporting events isn't really on target. It's more like you're showing up as a spectator to a chess match, and you're wearing the Burger King guys full body costume.

1142 days ago
50.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Somebody had his frosted flakes that morning.

1142 days ago
51.

ubernoob    

people thinking golf is a sport..........hope he gets that money

1142 days ago
52.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

They let a blond ho chaser into the tour and it turns into a freak parade..like society in general, everything now is ghetto fied, and Golf is no different now.

You can't escape the ghettoism anywhere anymore. Everybody's about bling and 'look at me look at me TMZ"

1142 days ago
53.

I am Spartacus    

This guy has no case. You can get kicked out o*****olf tournament for a lot of things, dress code being one. Just because the organizers gave him pre approval means nothing. If his costume is bothering a golfer and the golfer asks for him to be removed, they will remove him. Just like if people are snapping pictures in the middle of a backswing or making too much noise, they'll kick them out.

There is a dress code for Golf events which means no jeans, tanktops and stuff like that.

This guy is going to lose his case because the costume distracted a golfer and this isn't like the NBA where fans try and distract the free throw shooter.

1141 days ago
54.

Jean Deaux    

Idiot! Yes, he had permission to wear the outfit but if distracts or bothers one or more golfers, then out you go.

1141 days ago
55.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

If you let things like this go on , on a golf course, the next thing we will see is people like Charlie Sheen, Screwing one of his godesses near the 18th green!!! Give some one an inch and they will take a mile!!!!

1138 days ago
56.

2224 THIS    

did he play in the finale round of a PGA TOURAMENT 2 WEEK AGO

1138 days ago
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