Tiger Woods' association with controversial Canadian doctor Anthony Galea--who also treated admitted steroid user Alex Rodriguez--is making the golf champ vulnerable to rumors and innuendo. Last week a Michigan radio station broadcast journeyman PGA pro Dan Olsen's speculation that Woods' current absence from the PGA Tour is not due to injury, but suspension. What for? Performance enhancing drugs, Olsen said, citing a "credible person."
Woods' agent Mark Steinberg denied the allegations in strong terms. "Unsourced, unverified and completely ridiculous," Steinberg told the Golf Channel. The PGA Tour backed up Woods' team, saying "there is no truth whatsoever to these claims. We categorically deny these allegations." (The PGA Tour can be equivocal about suspending its stars, like Dustin Johnson.) Olsen retracted his statements. Even the one where he said Woods would "surpass Lance Armstrong with infamy."
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