A book released on Tuesday about Alex Rodriguez’s exploits with performance-enhancing drugs reveals that in 2009 golf superstar Tiger Woods paid $76,012 and made 14 visits to the same Canadian sports doctor who treated the suspended Yankee.
Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts claims that doctor Anthony Galea, who in 2011 pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of bringing unapproved drugs, including human growth hormone (HGH), into the U.S., had assisted Woods far more than the four or five times that had been previously reported.
Significantly, Tiger Woods emphatically denies ever using any type of performance-enhancing drugs, Galea denies that Tiger has ever used any PEDs (including HGH), and the attorney for the chief witness in Galea’s trial denies that Tiger ever used PEDs.
Moreover, according to Golf.com, Woods’s 2004-2010 swing coach Hank Haney, a critic of Tiger since they parted ways, insists that Tiger never used PEDs. Haney agrees with both Woods and Galea that Woods received only legal platelet-rich plasma therapy from Galea.
“I was there and watched the whole procedure,” Haney asserted. “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.”