Suspicions of PED usage have surrounded Tiger Woods for over a decade. When he admitted in 2010 that Anthony Galea, who has been convicted of illegally smuggling banned PEDs into the United States, had treated him in private at Woods’ own residence, the suspicions turned into assumptions.
Right now Tiger Woods is in that place Lance Armstrong was ten years ago. Everyone was pretty certain Armstrong was doping, but the sports media and cycling industry feigned ignorance. Armstrong was their cash cow.
It’s fact the media covered up Woods’ sex scandal, postponing the day of reckoning for a year-and-a-half, and the PGA Tour has long marketed their sport around the IMG-created Tiger Woods image.
In light of the recent report from Terez Owens, can we conclude Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour are now actively hiding a link between Tiger Woods and Biogenesis? Unless the information Terez Owens reported is totally bogus, that’s exactly what they are doing.
The source said, “Tiger’s name is definitely on the list, but the PGA is not releasing which golfers were named.”
Think about what’s in that one sentence:
- Woods is on the Biogenesis customer list.
- The PGA knows which golfers are on the list.
- The PGA is not releasing the names.
Major League Baseball purchased file records from Porter Fischer, the former Biogenesis employee. They used them to pursue the players involved. Would you trust the PGA to pursue Tiger Woods rather than to try to cover up the situation? I’ll wait for you to stop laughing before continuing…
The source also told Terez Owens that Woods used testosterone cream, HGH, and steroids. So, assuming the source is legit, those are not things you can brush off with, “Oh, that was just blood spinning.”
Like I said, Woods is now well into the Lance Armstrong Denial phase of his career. (Note the Nike connection of Woods, Armstrong, Ryan Braun, and A-Rod. Birds of a feather flock together. As well, there is a serious allegation that Nike paid cash to cover up Armstrong’s doping. [Offhand, I do not know the latest on that.])
A weird thought occurs to me. The PGA is not releasing “which golfers were named.” Golfers. Plural. What well-known golfer recently underwent a body transformation much like Woods did earlier in his career? Here’s a hint: he signed a huge deal with Nike late last year. Need more? Woods helped recruit him to Nike, and the two of them have made some Nike ads together. One last hint: the mystery player moved to Miami a year or two ago. (Miami, you know, the place where Biogenesis is located.)
This is pure speculation, but think about it. Rory McIlroy was once a polite, enjoyable guy who was amazingly open. In the past year, he’s taken to cursing on the golf course, throwing and slamming clubs, and has even stormed off the course mid-round claiming an injury he later admitted was bogus. The media often asks Graeme McDowell about McIlroy, and you’ve probably noticed Graeme — unfailingly classy — answers politely, but adds as an aside that he doesn’t see Rory much these days, so we can add that to the list of behavior changes for McIlroy.
Perhaps my speculation about McIlroy is unwarranted. I hope so. But until the PGA, or someone else, releases the names on the Biogenesis list, the entire tour looks dirty.