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Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says
Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden

Posted on 08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT by george76

A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods.

Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only four or five visits.

In 2011, Galea pled guilty to smuggling human growth hormone and other drugs into the United States to treat professional athletes. Both Woods and Galea have said that Woods only received only legal platelet-rich plasma therapy from Galea.

The book also reports that according to the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Mark Lindsay, an associate of Galea's who also treated Rodriguez, visited Woods' 49 times from September 2008 to October 2009 and charged Woods' $118,979.

(Excerpt) Read more at golf.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Sports
KEYWORDS: aas; alexrodriguez; baseball; galea; golf; growthhormone; hgh; ped; pga; pgatour; rodriguez; steroid; steroids; tiger; tigerwoods; woods

1 posted on 08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Explains a lot.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 12:05:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

Dang. I thought this was about a hooker.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 12:06:30 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: george76

for later


4 posted on 08/04/2014 12:07:00 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: george76

I have always said he roided.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 12:07:54 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: dfwgator

Sure does. Very damaging revelation if true.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: george76

Jack Burton: What’s in the flask, Egg? Magic potion?
Egg Shen: Yeah.
Jack Burton: Thought so, good. What do we do, drink it?
Egg Shen: Yeah!
Jack Burton: Good! Thought so.

Egg Shen: Can see things no one else can see. Do things no one else can do.
Jack Burton: Real things?
Egg Shen: As real as Lo Pan!


7 posted on 08/04/2014 12:11:16 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: george76

Is he married??? Was he home at the time???


8 posted on 08/04/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: george76; All
Apologizes in advance..I know a lot of golfers will read this, so.. I'm going to semi-hijack this thread..and just throw out the question..did Tiger quit yesterday?..did he fake his injury?

I didn't see the round..I caught the hi-lites this morning..and I think he up and quit..he was playing lousy..and realistically, he had no chance of being picked for the Ryder Cup..which, to an ego like his, would be devastating..so..he fakes the back spasm..and now he has a reason why he couldn't play in the Ryder. If you saw him limping in the parking lot..well, I've seen better acting jobs in a 5th grade production of "The Fantasticks" ( Die, Mortimer, Die)

He faked it..he up and quit...

mY take..for what it's worth..

9 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:33 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I have always said he roided.

Him roided!

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

10 posted on 08/04/2014 12:39:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: george76

I can’t imagine what male would want to ‘roid up knowing what it does to your noogies.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 12:41:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Lance Armstrong. Now comes in black.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 12:46:23 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“I have always said he roided.”

what does that mean?


13 posted on 08/04/2014 12:52:33 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: dalereed

It means he took illegal steroids to bulk up.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 12:56:55 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: ken5050

I wondered the same thing. I don’t think he quit the round because he would not make the Ryder Cup. He faked an injury to give himself cover for this developing story. Maybe he will now say his injury has ended his career(at least for now). Pure speculation on my part.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 1:18:56 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: ken5050

I think he was hurting. That hop into the sandtrap early would be tough on a back still on the mend. I think his eyes were on the PGA Championship next week.

Who knows, though.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 1:25:43 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: george76

No wonder all the injuries......PLAYING GOLF???!!!


17 posted on 08/04/2014 1:48:13 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Now comes in black. Best comment in a long time...


18 posted on 08/04/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT by AlanSC
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To: george76

The dirty little secret that ESPN won’t touch!


19 posted on 08/04/2014 3:21:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ken5050

Sounds like something he would do.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 3:25:25 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: ryan71

Yes. And all those other athletes who were putting up unbelieveable numbers in their sport for four or five years and then suddenly had to retire from injuries; this seems to explain a lot about Tiger. What a disgraceful cheat, if true.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 3:30:00 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: george76

If I wasn’t totally over Tiger before reading this, I am now.

As I posted earlier, Tiger brought on the demise of his knee during the 2008 Open playing against Rocco Mediate, who was no threat to Woods’ status. Game went 91 holes. All of which Tiger played on a knee so painful he couldn’t help wincing and limping. I watched all 91 holes and knew he was wrecking that knee. He did. Hasn’t been the same since.

Stupid egomaniacal jerk couldn’t leave the game because of his severe knee pain. Noooooo, he had to WRECK the knee. I lost respect for him then and if there was a shred left, this article killed it.

Go Rory!


22 posted on 08/04/2014 3:36:24 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: ryan71
No wonder all the injuries......PLAYING GOLF???!!!

Yeah, playing golf. Many players suffer from repetitive stress injuries in their necks, backs and joints. And they take care of them with chiropractors, surgery, all kinds of non-steroid methods.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 3:39:52 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: ken5050
After going bogey, double-bogey, ho-hum par, then a 300+ yard drive on the last hole before throwing in the towel, sitting at 4 over for the tourney, cue the drama queen and quit with a whimper-limper scene to elicit sympathy for his "courage".

Maybe if he is a no-show for this week's PGA I might change my mind, spasms? really?, but been there, seen that, when he does his drama queen-sympathy begging routine.

24 posted on 08/05/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

Well said...thanks..you put into words my exact thoughts..


25 posted on 08/05/2014 7:44:09 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

Well, well. Guess who had a miraculous recovery? 10 shots behind leader after Saturday is my bet for drama queen appearance.


26 posted on 08/07/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I posted “Tiger is the Lance Armstrong of golf.” on the Golf.com article but they keep deleting it.

Like obamatollah, Tiger has his guarddog/lapdog presstitutes.


27 posted on 08/07/2014 5:59:39 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: N. Theknow

He won’t make the cut..


28 posted on 08/07/2014 12:08:49 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050
Methinks you are correct. Tied for 109th after 1st round.

What is your best guess for when he starts grimacing and wincing? I'm thinking early back 9.

Talking heads already making excuses for him, "Well, he just needs more reps. He's only played a few rounds since he returned."

29 posted on 08/08/2014 4:56:00 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

Tiger tees off at 2:35. By that time..he’ll know that he needs to shoot a 56 to make the cut...So..I say that he doesn’t even tee off...we’ll start hearing report about his back pain about 1PM...and on the practice range..he’ll be wincing and grimacing..


30 posted on 08/08/2014 8:08:54 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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