I was browsing Geoff Shackelford’s website just now and came across a piece about GolfChannel.com’s most read stories of the year. What was the top story? “Report: Woods paid Galea $76K for 14 visits”
As regular readers know, I’m the one who broke that story, or perhaps more accurately, pointed it out to the world. I read the book Bloodsport the day it was released and immediately saw the discrepancy between what Hank Haney (and Woods and Galea) told us about the number of visits Galea made to Woods’s residence and what the book reported. I contacted Hank Haney, and, within a couple of hours, Golf Digest (which employs Haney) printed an article on the matter with a comment from Haney. Golf Channel followed up on that.
I broke the biggest golf story of the year, all from this joke of a website. The government damn well better increase my grant money for 2015. I’m the best golf reporter in the world, dammit, and I shouldn’t have to live in my parent’s basement.