Not sure just how relevant his alleged backache is to the story, but ESPN is particularly worshipful of him (kind of like MSNBC and Obama):
Jury: Tiger Woods' company liable
Updated: March 14, 2014, 2:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services
Tiger Woods' struggles on the golf course extended to outside the ropes on Wednesday night when a jury found his company, ETW, had engaged in deceptive and unfair trade practices in a civil lawsuit at the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, according to a published report.
A day after Woods finished off a T-25 showing at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in obvious pain from a back injury, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer testified in the lawsuit for more than 45 minutes before a six-person, all-female jury, the Miami Herald reported.
Miami resident Bruce Matthews' business, Gotta Have It Golf Inc., believed Woods was in violation of a 2001 licensing agreement after the 14-time major winner allegedly did not provide a set amount of autographs and photographs, according to the newspaper.
On Wednesday, the jury awarded damages of $668,000, which will actually be closer to $1.3 million with interest, Eric Isicoff, one of Matthews' attorneys, told the Herald. Matthews' request to have more than $1 million in legal fees reimbursed by Woods still is pending.
The newspaper said Woods plans to appeal the ruling.
Despite his injury, Woods is planning on playing the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which starts March 20 in Orlando, Fla. His next expected start after that will be the year's first major, the Masters.
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