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Update On Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving Tiger Woods

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PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: A detail of Tiger Woods of the United States during the third round of the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 15, 2019 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods was named in a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a former employee at the star golfer's Florida restaurant earlier this year.

Nicholas Immesberger, a former employee at The Woods Jupiter, died in a car accident in December. He allegedly drank at the restaurant and then attempted to drive home, but crashed and died. He was found to have a BAC of three times the legal limit.

Woods was named in the wrongful death lawsuit against the restaurant.

The 15-time major champion was dropped from it on Monday, however, per ESPN's Bob Harig.

A wrongful death lawsuit no longer names Tiger Woods in a claim against a South Florida restaurant that carries the golfer's name.

Woods' attorneys announced Monday that the estate of a bartender who crashed his car and died after leaving the restaurant in December had voluntarily dismissed Woods as a defendant. But the lawsuit filed last month by the parents of Nicholas Immesberger is ongoing against both The Woods Jupiter -- the name of the restaurant near Woods' South Florida home -- and Woods' girlfriend, who serves as general manager.

Woods' attorney released the following statement:

"The decision was clearly appropriate and reflected the fact that Mr. Woods should not have been included in the lawsuit in the first place because he had nothing to do with Mr. Immesberger's death.

"While the situation was tragic, the facts will ultimately show that the cause of Mr. Immesberger's car accident were the many decisions made by Mr. Immesberger on the night of his passing.''

Woods does not actually own the restaurant. Rather, he's just invested in it.

The lawsuit was filed in Palm Beach County, Florida during the week of the PGA Championship.