Newest Woods story includes possible steroids link

December 15, 2009 | Drew Forrester

A doctor who previously treated Tiger Woods after his knee surgery in 2008 is being investigated as part of a probe tied into performance enhancing drugs and Human Growth Hormone (HGH).

Here’s the story on Dr. Anthony Galea.

This will no doubt lead to plenty of “Tiger uses steroids” stories as the investigation begins and the paper trails follow Galea to Orlando where he treated Woods after his ACL repair in 2008.

Of course, there’s no evidence – now – to support any of those claims.

That said, based on the last few weeks, I could read a report right now that says “Tiger Woods played a role in the 9-11 attacks” and it wouldn’t completely shock me.

It’s always worth mentioning that what you see isn’t necessarily what you get.

Right now, naturally, it’s fun to play connect the dots with Tiger Woods.  If his doctor is found to be a distributor of HGH or PED’s, people who aren’t smart or sophisticated enough to understand the whole situation will say, “That seals it.  Woods is using them too.”

That’s how we work these days in America.

I have a golfing friend acquaintance who accepts illegal sports wagers and, gasp!, pays out if you win and collects if you lose.

I have a golfing friend acquaintance who sells marijuana.  He doesn’t sell it for a living.  He just seems to always have access to it if you need it.

If you saw me hanging around either or both of them, you might be inclined to connect me with those two miscreants.

But I don’t bet through my gambling golfer-friend and I don’t buy weed through my cannabis-selling golfer-friend.

Really…I don’t.

But you can go ahead and say I do if you want.

You’d be wrong though.