Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel after saying on his show Wednesday that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women’s Open and that he couldn’t name six players on the LPGA Tour.
A statement from the PGA Tour and SiriusXM said the comments were insensitive and do not represent the views of either party. The statement said Haney has been suspended “at the PGA Tour’s instruction.” Haney said he accepts the suspension and apologized again.
“The PGA TOUR is committed to and proud of the increasingly diverse makeup of our fan base,” the statement read, “not to mention the power and accomplishments of the game’s world-class, global players — both on the PGA TOUR and LPGA, whom we are working with more closely than ever before. SiriusXM proudly covers and supports both women’s and men’s golf and the athletes that make them great.”
Joint @PGATOUR/@SIRIUSXM statement on @HankHaney. pic.twitter.com/XE0qwkmVwE
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) May 30, 2019
SiriusXM said it is reviewing Haney’s status going forward.
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