As of Monday, the number of women to have been outed or outed themselves as alleged mistresses of golf star Tiger Woods is approaching double digits, but according to Gerald Posner, Chief Investigative Reporter for The Daily Beast, inside the golf course ropes, Tiger’s reputation was well known.
But as extramarital allegations continue to mount, did Tiger also have a problem with painkillers?
“When it broke that he was seeing other people, in the golf world the feeling was a shrug like, ‘Oh, so what? We sort of knew that,’” Posner told Access Hollywood. “It was only outside of the golf world that the rest of us seemed surprised.”
And today, there are new questions about Tiger and painkillers.
“One doctor felt concerned enough to raise the question with him of whether he was using painkiller medications and also sleeping agents at too fast of a rate and whether he might become addicted,” Posner claims.
Tiger has a history of knee problems going back to his childhood. He has had four surgeries, including knee reconstruction after the 2008 U.S. Open.
“He plays through U.S. open… He grimaces at times on different holes, 91 holes. He wins, it becomes a legendary victory,” Posner said. “But there’s little doubt that he could not have gone through that Open without some type of prescription pain help.”
While one reported source claims a girl boasted of “crazy Ambien sex” with the golfer, Posner wonders if other prescription drugs may have played a part in Tiger’s accident.
“The Florida Highway Patrol didn’t do their job. They didn’t give him a breathalyzer, a urine test or blood test so no test that night on Tiger Woods to see if in fact he was on any type of medication that he shouldn’t have been on,” Posner said.
In fact, Access has learned that three days after his accident, authorities requested a subpoena to obtain the blood taken from Tiger at the hospital following