Blood Sport: Galea Visited Tiger Woods FOURTEEN Times, Not Four

Anthony Galea has stated he visited Tiger Woods at his mansion “at least four times.”

A reporter at a 2010 Masters press conference asked Woods a question using that phrase — “at least four times” — and Woods answered without correction or clarification.

Hank Haney told Golf Digest, and stated in his book, The Big Miss, that Galea had visited Woods a total of five times:

Hank Haney, Woods’ former swing coach, told Golf Digest he was present at four of the five sessions where Galea treated Woods. Woods has denied taking any illegal substances, and Haney backed him up.

“There was never anything that went into Tiger Woods’ body that didn’t come out of his body,” Haney said.

From Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts, we learn:

Galea stopped earlier, in August 3, 2009 , racking up a bill of $76,012.70 for fourteen visits to Woods’s mansion.

It will be very interesting to hear what Hank Haney has to say about this.

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8 Responses to Blood Sport: Galea Visited Tiger Woods FOURTEEN Times, Not Four

  1. Anonymous says:

    no one believe anything you say lanny liar. you say everyone else is wrong but you are right.

    • lannyh says:

      Hey, I’m just reporting what’s in the book. I’m sure the authors spoke to many, many lawyers before publishing the book, so there is little doubt what they wrote is valid. If not, “Steinie” will react. If he doesn’t, then several people have a lot of ‘splaining to do.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lanny,
    What are the odds this subject will be brought up during the press conference at the British Open?

    • lannyh says:

      I don’t know. Christine Brennan and Karen Crouse seem to be the only two sportswriters with the backbone to ask such questions. Maybe one of them will do it.
      I reached out to Hank Haney via Twitter to see if he had any comment. I will report any response I get. Haney has a talk show on Sirius, but I don’t have access to it. If nothing else, maybe my inquiry will spur him to discuss it on the air. Haney was interviewed by one of the authors last December, so it’s possible he was told then the authors had record of 14 visits. I do think Haney owes it to the public to explain the discrepancy, having written a book about Tiger Woods and describing in it Galea’s visits with some degree of detail. Now that the book is out, maybe he will.

      • Anonymous says:

        i hope so. Do you sense a guilty conscience of sorts? Maybe after all this time he feels its time to come clean? I still can’t belive Steve Williams or Haney did not rat him out, especially after the way they were treated.

      • lannyh says:

        If you mean Tiger Woods coming clean, absolutely not. Look at guys like Armstrong and A-Rod. The only reason they got Armstrong was because the bonus money insurer sued, forcing Armstrong to testify under oath. Armstrong went so far as to sue the Sunday Times and David Walsh for printing the truth. Then he won the court case! (It had to be paid back eventually.) Think about that: Armstrong took a couple of million dollars from a guy for reporting factual truth. Could you do that? I know I couldn’t.

        It’s not against the law to lie, under normal circumstances. You can probably think of twenty famous people (including many politicians) who have told the most outlandish lies. So Woods will never “come clean,” I don’t think.

        If you meant Haney, I don’t think he’s hiding anything. My theory right now would be that Haney thought there were only five visits, and that the others were hidden from him. If it turns out Haney was playing word games, and he “really meant” the number of airline trips to Florida (as opposed to visits to Woods’s mansion), then, yeah, I would think there was a deliberate attempt to mislead.

        As for Steve Williams, I don’t know. I tend to think he had no dealings with PED procurement, but I would put my leaning at 60/40 or 70/30. I would not be shocked either way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was referring to Haney. I agree 100% no way Woods will ever come clean. The truth will have to come from an outside source.

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