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Report: Woods expected to testify Monday in civil suit

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Tiger Woods is expected to testify Monday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court as part of a civil suit against his corporation ETW, the Miami Herald reported last week. The suit dates to a 2001 licensing agreement.

Woods was served a trial subpoena last Wednesday, on the eve of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and was supposed to testify Monday, the Herald reports.

According to the Herald report: 

Bruce Matthews, a South Miami resident, and his company (Gotta Have It Golf Inc.) allege that Woods breached a 2001 licensing agreement by not providing a specified number of autographs and photographs.

“Our client is very frustrated that ETW has not lived up to its agreements and that it has taken this long for the matter to be heard in court,” said Eric Isicoff, one of Matthews’ attorneys.

The Herald also reported that Matthews’ company is seeking $1.75 million plus another $1 million in attorney’s fees.

On Sunday, Woods battled a lower-back injury and shot 78 – the highest final-round score of his PGA Tour career – to tie for 25th at Doral. He was not scheduled to play again until next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.