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Report: Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits

tiger-woodsTiger Woods has long been linked to performance-enhancing drug use, though there has been no evidence to support the accusations against him. The main reason Tiger has been linked to steroids is that he has received treatments from Canadian doctor Anthony Galea — the same doctor who treated Alex Rodriguez and once admitted to smuggling human growth hormone into the United States.

In the new book “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era,” authors Tim Elfrink and Gus-Garcia Roberts claim Galea visited Woods a total of 14 times between January and August 2009 and that Woods paid him $76,012 during that span. Tiger was recovering from knee surgery after the 2008 US Open at the time.

While GOLF.com reminds us that Galea has admitted to treating professional athletes with HGH, Galea and Woods have both stated in the past that Tiger received only legal treatments involving platelet-rich plasma therapy.

In addition to being treated by Galea, the book also cited records from the Florida Health Department that show Woods visited with Dr. Mark Lindsay a total of 49 times between September 2008 and October 2009. Tiger reportedly paid Lindsay $118,979. Lindsay is an associate of Galea who also treated A-Rod.

Tiger’s former swing coach Hank Haney told the Golf Channel in 2010 that he watched Galea treat Woods and it was all perfectly normal stuff.

“I was there and watched the whole procedure,” Haney said. “There was never anything that went into Tiger Woods’s body that didn’t come out of his body. They take blood out, they spin it, they inject the plasma back in. I totally believe that Tiger Woods has never taken any performance-enhancing drugs.”

While it’s quite possible that Woods never took performance-enhancing substances, you never want to be linked to the same doctors that treated A-Rod. That guy is basically a walking steroid at this point.



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  • Billy__Goat

    You have to be an idiot to think he never used roids. His attitude has been more vulgar on the course, his body is falling apart, his hormones couldn’t be controlled, his hair was falling out, he bulked up big time. I’ve said for years he’s been on roids. We wont get the truth until his career is over.

  • SIim Clark

    Whatchu talking bout B? Man, you just a hater like everyone else, trying to hate on any successes my black people have as a race. He didn’t do steroids, you white boys just can’t except a black is better than you at golf

  • Billy__Goat

    Ya that’s exactly what it is. I’m so bitter of a mixed black man who will never beat a Jack’s record a white man. Glad u made it into a race thing. Now go look for a job.

  • WminPhoenix

    It’s not “except” it’s “accept”!

  • jesperson

    I totally agree! I have worked out my whole life and everybody who has knows you DO NOT metamorph from skinny to that body that quickly without roids. It was interesting also that the PGA chose not to test until after the US open08 when Woods would be recovering because he was then the face of the PGA and Woods testing positive would have been a diaster for the PGA. Instead they got an even worse nightmare when his character was revealed in his personal life. Just ask Mr South Africa (the black knight) who he was referring to when he said some PGA players are using roids. He would know he also has worked out his entire life. There were only 2 guys who looked like they could be using Tiger and Carmillo. The injuries to Tiger are from using I believe and his body deterioting also he isnt playing well since the PGA started checking for enhancements
    Now that said I believe Tiger would have surpassed Jacks records without roids and it was a mistake on his part to beef up, now he is paying the consequences of his body injuries. I dont believe enhancements have helped him win at any time. I dont think roids can help you play better golf just makes you look good in those tight Nike tee shirts

  • Richard Magnuson

    You are right. We all saw him bulk up in the late 2000’s and it was like a different person. He could not have bulked up like that in such a short amount of time without the roids. We are all seeing him now how his body is breaking down since he had to stop taking them once Golf started testing.

  • Rescolaclement

    Ok, so I believe you, now what? Case close and you put all the facts together from the comfort of your Mom’s garage or basement. Now we have here a borderline Billy_Goat Sherlock Holmes..Wow!! I am impressed Billy, I am sure you probably lived up to your Teachers and your neighbours expectations. Good Job Billy…..UMMM by the way when are you going to move out from your parents property Billy?

  • Rescolaclement

    Billy I know how it feels to have a nice Blonde woman, every time you see Tiger with one of them or you read one of his sordid and “Grewsome” escapades I am sure you want to vomit.. Right? Well buddy I have to burst your bubble, you need to get a life on your own because I am sure if you were living a productive life you would have bills to pay, kids to take care of and a wife or girlfriend that would be in need of you for one thing or the other, instead of you being here on cyberspace wasting your time with your “Clueless” predictions. Wake up and live!!!!!! Then again the last time I saw a Billy Goat it was smelling the rear end of another goat, and a male goat at that, what ah life ..Eh?

  • Rescolaclement

    “I have worked out my whole life and everybody who has knows you DO…” Too bad your pc doesn’t have a grammar check button as well to work in tandem with your spell check button, one would also imagine you worked out using your muscles and not much emphasis was placed on your academics..Eh?

  • Rescolaclement

    Dude Tiger is bigger now than he ever was, are we talking about the same Tiger? The Tiger who was screwing all those “Trashy” Hoes behind his beautiful wife’s back? The one who almost got sued by ah Hoe because she said Tiger lied to her, he told her she was his only Hoe and when she found out he had several other Hoes she almost cried “Rape”…ummmmm, are we talking about that Tiger? Actually she could not cry rape because his checks never bounced LOLOLOL

  • Billy__Goat

    Never expected him to read this… I’m pretty sure Tiger doesn’t get his news from Larry Brown Sports. I was simply stating what I’ve observed over the years with Tiger’s game. You know commenting on the actual story…. Not someone’s character that you’ve never met. I obviously struck a nerve for you to go out of your way, and not add any input to the actual story being reported, but to a guy with you know nothing about… Since you are full of assumptions, I’ll go out on a limb and say you voted for Obama twice and you only started golfing once Tiger came along. Your hate seems to be a black thing! Until you can add some input to whats being reported. You’re nothing but another troll to me!

  • Rescolaclement

    Yes you are correct, I did vote for President Obama
    I served with the Army for 23 years and 7 months, I had my Retirement differed twice (Stop Lost). I know firsthand being on the battlefield three times in less than four years it was a lie. I know firsthand it was all a bunch of stories so that Dick Chaney could make Billions for the company he was the CEO before his political appointment. I am proud of most of the accomplishments Mr Obama has done in undoing the things the past administration did.
    1.Is Iraq a better country today?
    2.Was the money invested in that war well spent?
    3.How removing one man can wreck your economy, does that make sense from a
    businesswise prospective?
    4.Why would I vote for the Republicans? Give me a few good reasons…Now I will
    go out on a Limb LIKE YOU DID AND LET ME TAKE A GUESS.
    5.You believed that Treyvon Martin was Guilty even though the guy who murdered
    him was told by the police not to follow him, and that the said murderer called the said Police about forty times prior to the murder stating he saw suspects who were all black, and again all the other suspects were honest citizens,
    except in Treyvon circumstance he was not supposed to be buying Skittles and he was not supposed to be wearing a hoodie.?
    6.You actually believe Fox News worth is listening?
    7.Rush Limbaugh is probably your God Father ?
    8.You probably have a white sheet and hood under your bed or in your closet.?

  • Billy__Goat

    I love debating with a black man that doesn’t know his own history, but only goes by what “his people” tell him… Let me inform you on some history. It was the Democratic party that introduced and signed the Jim Crow law because of the fear of blacks voting Republican. So they banned blacks from voting and other forms of segregation. Fast forward to the mid 1900’s. The rise and formation of the KKK was from the Democratic party. Now lets look on the other side. It was a Republican Lincoln that abolished slavery, it was Martin Luther King a Republican that stood against the Civil Rights movement. Other key black Republicans in our history include Harriet Tubman, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T Washington etc. Oh btw James Earl Ray who killed MLK was a Democrat…

    Democrats today are playing you guys like they did the last 125 years, but this time for a base and for votes. Your base has been riding with them after MLK died. Following hate filled fear mongers like Sharpton, Jackson and now Obama. Every policy a democrat proposes has fear and hate behind it. So ask yourself what have they done for you the last 50 years? Black unemployment rate is currently at an all time high under Obama. More blacks born out of wedlock and in jail. More blacks taking handouts under Obama… So what has your messiah done for you? It’s sad that most blacks voted for Obama based upon the color of his skin and not his character. Kind of what MLK what getting at! What is you community going to to now that YOUR president is letting 100s of thousands illegals in this country? You know damn well all of them are going straight to your communities. Increase of violence, competing for your housing and your jobs. Not to mention America can’t afford it. So your freebies are soon to be gone. They giveth and will take it away! But your mind doesn’t operate like that… Your more concerned about Obama’s jump shot!

    So sorry bud.. No Rush Limbaugh or Fox news. I get my info from the history books… You and your people should try it sometime and maybe you guys wouldn’t be so bad off! Cause what you’ve been following was never for you from day once and will never be for you!

  • Truth928

    WHAT A
    SURPRISE………NOT

    Woods has been on the
    HGH train throughout MOST of his CHEATing and BOGUS career. Robbing
    others of their rightful place and STEALing prize money from them and LYINGabout it.. NOBODY goes from weighing 160 to 205 lbs without a LOT of GHG and testosterone and Insulin, Dr Galea is KNOW FOR GIVING ATHLETES HGH. Including Eldrick’s new ‘girlfriend’ Lindsey Vonn,,,
    Woos is no different than LANCE armstrong and Serena (Holyfield) Williams, Marion Jones, Clemens, Bonds and SO many others… The media and sports reporters are part of the problem as they refuse to acknowledge the fact that the sports world is now a festering sea of LYING, CHEATING THIEVING arrogant punks
    who have no business being lauded as “professionals” or “Champions.”

    For anybody who
    thinks that HGH “doesnt help golfers”….Think again, despite
    increasing your strength, club speed , distance, accuracy and recovery time it
    also increases your Vision. It makes you a Superhuman,,,But only for a certain
    period of time. THEN it becomes harder and harder to sustain the benefits ,
    then the body starts to fall apart…which is exactly what The Woods Cheater is
    going through…Dr Galea has reached all the way down to the bottom of his bags
    of tricks and has come up empty.. Sorry Tiger ..youre done!

    Lets see how ESPN
    handles this :)

    Drug Cheats yet to be
    caught:

    Serena (Bonds)Williams
    LeBron James
    Dwayne Wade
    Dwight Howard
    Mike Trout
    Giancarlo Stanton
    Bryce Harper
    Ryan Braun
    (again)
    Albert Pujols.
    Yasiel Puig
    ETC ETC ETC ETC
    ETC ETC ETC

  • Truth928

    WHAT A
    SURPRISE………NOT

    Woods has been on the
    HGH train throughout MOST of his CHEATing and BOGUS career. Robbing
    others of their rightful place and STEALing prize money from them and LYINGabout it.. NOBODY goes from weighing 160 to 205 lbs without a LOT of HGH and testosterone and Insulin, Dr Galea is KNOW FOR GIVING ATHLETES HGH. Including Eldrick’s new ‘girlfriend’ Lindsey Vonn,,,
    Woods is no different than LANCE armstrong and Serena (Holyfield) Williams, Marion Jones, Clemens, Bonds and SO many others… The media and sports reporters are part of the problem as they refuse to acknowledge the fact that the sports world is now a festering sea of LYING, CHEATING THIEVING arrogant punks
    who have no business being lauded as “professionals” or “Champions.”

    For anybody who
    thinks that HGH “doesnt help golfers”….Think again, despite
    increasing your strength, club speed , distance, accuracy and recovery time it
    also increases your Vision. It makes you a Superhuman,,,But only for a certain
    period of time. THEN it becomes harder and harder to sustain the benefits ,
    then the body starts to fall apart…which is exactly what The Woods Cheater is
    going through…Dr Galea has reached all the way down to the bottom of his bags
    of tricks and has come up empty.. Sorry Tiger ..youre done!

    ESPN hasn’t mentioned ONE WORD in relation to this book!!!
    as Tiger is a big source of income for them , Gatorade, Nike, and now Musclepharm ( a TOXIC, poisonous “body building supplement”)..

    ESPN thinks THEY control sports. THINK again.

    Drug Cheats yet to be
    caught:

    Serena (Bonds)Williams
    LeBron James
    Dwayne Wade
    Dwight Howard
    Mike Trout
    Giancarlo Stanton
    Bryce Harper
    Ryan Braun
    (again)
    Albert Pujols.
    Yasiel Puig
    ETC ETC ETC ETC
    ETC ETC ETC