‘Little Respect’: LIV Golf Lawyers Publicly Thrash Tiger Woods for Not Meeting Their Legal Requirement

Published 01/06/2023, 12:15 PM EST
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 13th during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar

No day passes for golf fans without talking about golf legend Tiger Woods. The 15-time major champion has been involved in numerous controversies throughout his life. And in recent news, Woods is being accused of purposely avoiding attempts to be served notice of a subpoena.

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Tiger Woods, who has been surrounded by squabbles throughout his career, is currently being scrutinized by fans yet again. The golf star is being accused of having missed several attempts to serve notice of a subpoena.

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Golf – The 150th Open Championship – Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland, Britain – July 15, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts on the 17th during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs

LIV Golf defector Patrick Reed’s attorney Larry Klayman has filed an antitrust case against the PGA Tour. According to reports, PGA Tour’s lawyers even tried to get the lawsuit dismissed but failed. The judge denied the dismissal of the lawsuit last month and the case has been going on for quite some time now.

Larry Klayman has also included Rory McIlroy and Davis Love III as reported “co-conspirators” in his suit. Moreover, he also talked about Tiger Woods and said he had “little respect” toward the lawsuit.

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“Mr. Woods, like all parties and deponents in this case, will be treated with respect. However, as of today, it would appear that Mr. Woods has little respect for our legal right to depose him,” his suit said.

Klayman also stated that Tiger Woods is not going to be treated any differently than other American citizens, and therefore will have to appear in court.

Things went overboard when Klayman also included Tiger Woods’ past in his suit. “Given his prior experiences with the law, this is unfortunate…the process server has attempted five different times and Mr. Woods has not made himself available to accept service or have someone else accept service on his behalf.”

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It is surprising for someone to target Tiger Woods specifically among all responsible to answer for the PGA Tour. However, Klayman is not the only one who believes that Woods is avoiding the notice.

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According to civil process server Katelyn Miller, she has tried to deliver the notice to Woods Jupiter mansion. Moreover, she also tried to get it delivered at the TGR Foundation headquarters but had to return as the security guard claimed that Woods was not in the country. “Based on my experience as a process server, Mr. Woods appears to be intentionally evading service,” she said.

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No matter how things go in the future, Woods will have to go by the law to keep things safe for himself. After all, the last thing the golf legend needs is a red mark on his legal records. And as it turns out, it is no more a matter of just two rival tours.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty

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