Tiger Woods has got to be awfully happy about Obamacare. The golf superstar who’s been riddled with injuries since his dominance captivated the world for a decade (1998-2008) reportedly paid Dr. Anthony Galea $76,000 for 14 house calls while he recovered in 2009. A new book, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, asserts that in addition to these visits, a doctor named Mark Lindsay made 49 additional house calls on Woods within a year, to the tune of $118,979. It’s not known what Woods’s co-pay was.
Dr. Lindsay is an associate of Dr. Galea, whose treatment of Alex Rodriguez is at the center of the book. (Rodriguez has been suspended from Major League Baseball for violating its banned substance rules.) Galea was convicted in 2011 of bringing human growth hormone (HGH) into the US from Canada. All the visits occured after Woods won his last Grand Slam championship in 2008. The book is co-authored by the journalists Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts. Elfrink was the first reporter to write about the Biogenesis scandal that rocked Major League Baseball in 2013. Tiger Woods is expected to play in next week’s British Open. He is again coming back from an injury.