With all the focus on Tiger Woods’ game off the golf course, a new report might bring some unwanted scrutiny to his conduct on the links, as well: Dr. Anthony Galea, a Canadian doctor who has treated the legendary golfer, is under FBI investigation for providing athletes with performance-enhancing drugs.
Galea, according to the New York Times, was taken into custody October 15 in Toronto by Canadian police, after he was found carrying human growth hormone (HGH) and Actovegin in his bag at the border of the U.S. and Canada in September.
Galea, according to the paper, made trips to Woods’ Florida mansion on four occasions in February and March of this year to administer therapy after the golfer was slow to heal from a June 2008 knee surgery.
Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg — presumably flooded with other issues relating to his client — wrote in an e-mail to the paper, when asked about the matter, “I would really ask that you guys don’t write this? If Tiger is NOT implicate, and won’t be, let’s please give the kid a break.”