Doctor who transformed Tiger Woods into athletic specimen refuses to talk

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New York, Dec. 27 (ANI): A doctor, who helped transform Tiger Woods from a skinny 155-pound golf geek into a chiselled 180-pound athletic specimen, has refused to talk about the number one golfer's fall from grace in the wake of his post-Thanksgiving car crash.

Prominently displayed in the modest Las Vegas lobby of the D. Keith Kleven Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is a framed cover of "PT: For Your Health," a physical therapy publication.

Kleven is also trainer of sports stars such as Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson and Greg Maddux.

The image depicting, Kleven posing between golf greats Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara, has already become a trace of a bygone day, when Kleven would proudly boast how his training techniques helped transform Tiger Woods.

But over the last three weeks, Kleven has chosen not to respond to interview requests from any media, according to his business manager.

Kleven, like many of Woods' corporate sponsors, has apparently joined the stampede of those taking refuge from Woods' fall.

As a fitness guru who takes credit for packing up to 30 pounds of muscle on Woods since they started working together more than a decade ago, Kleven was conspicuous in his silence last week when multiple reports of Woods' marital infidelity emerged.

Kleven's silence did little to stop the speculation about the dramatic changes in Woods' body beginning around 2004.

A range of trainers, anti-doping experts, law enforcement familiar with performance-enhancing said it would be naïve in this age of sports doping not to question Woods' physical appearance. (ANI)

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