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Small claims: Tiger Woods fan sues PGA Tour

Jason Goodwin, a Tiger Woods "super fan", decided to show support for his favourite golfer by wearing a giant tiger suit at the PGA Tournament in Boston.

Unfortunately, his bright orange outfit did not meet with the approval of Woods' playing partner Angel Cabrera, who found it "too bright and bothersome".

Mr Goodwin was duly ejected from the golf course.

He has now brought a small claims case against the PGA in Boston, claiming that, as he had a valid ticket for the tournament and he had received "pre-permission" to wear the tiger costume, his civil rights had been "infringed upon".

Mr Goodwin is claiming for $7,150, because that is the most amount of money that can be achieved through the American small claims process.

He said: "I want to make the point that you can't tell people what to wear."

In the UK the small claims process is open to those bringing claims for up to £5,000 in England and Wales, £3,000 in Scotland and £2,000 in Northern Ireland. However, in England and Wales the amount may increase to £15,000 in April 2012.

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