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May 14, 2019
Tiger Woods is responding to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of an alcoholic bartender at his restaurant in Florida. The parents of Nicholas F. Immesberger say the golfer and Woods’ girlfriend, who manages The Woods restaurant in Jupiter, are blame for his drunken-driving death last year. Woods was asked about the suit at the PGA Championship in New York on Tuesday. He calls the crash “very sad.” Woods says it was “a terrible night, a terrible ending.”

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas F. Immesberger was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 car crash.

Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns. His girlfriend, Erica Herman, is general manager.

The lawsuit says Herman recruited Immesberger as a bartender despite knowing that he was an alcoholic. It alleges that the restaurant’s employees, managers and owners allowed the 24-year-old man to drive after being over-served alcohol.

″It’s very sad,” Woods said at the PGA Championship in New York on Tuesday. He said it was a “terrible night, a terrible ending.”