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Report: Tiger Woods paid Alex Rodriguez's doctor $76K in 2009

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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This might be (and probably is) nothing. But it also might be something.

As Golf Digest noted, a new book is out detailing how much time Tiger Woods spent with Alex Rodriguez's doctor, Anthony Galea, getting treatment following his ACL surgery.

"Galea visited Woods at his Florida home 14 times between January and August 2009 for a charge to Woods of $76,012. In addition, the book, citing a Florida Department of Health Investigation, said Galea's associate and fellow Canadian, Dr. Mark Lindsay, visited Woods 49 times between September 2008 and October 2009 for a charge of $118,979. Both doctors, authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts write in Blood Sport, also treated Rodriguez."

There's nothing shady about that in and of itself, of course, but fact that Tiger spent $200K on a couple of guys associated with A-Rod isn't exactly great news for Team Tiger.

Especially when, as Golf Digest also pointed out, Galea has been in such hot water over the years.

"His executive assistant was detained at the Canadian border in September 2009 while trying to bring unmarked HGH into the U.S., and Galea later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of bringing into the United States unapproved drugs."

At best this is just a coincidental bad look for Tiger and of course nothing has really surfaced that we didn't know before, other than just how much Woods spent on treatment and how many times he was treated.

At worst, it's something way, way worse.

But hey, at least Tiger has that MusclePharm contract to fall back on.

Tiger Woods struggled in his return to Congressional. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods struggled in his return to Congressional. (Getty Images)

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