Haney suspended from SiriusXM show for women's golf comment

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Hank Haney, right, Tiger Woods' former golf coach, gives a golf clinic at the Saginaw Country Club, before the start of the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Charity Pro Am golf event in Saginaw, Mich. Swing coach Haney has been suspended on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour. Haney, who coached Tiger Woods for six of his majors from 2004 to 2010, apologized on Twitter. (Jeff Schrier/Saginaw News via AP, File)

    FILE - In this May 17, 2012 file photo, Hank Haney, right, Tiger Woods' former golf coach, gives a golf clinic at the Saginaw Country Club, before the start of the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Bay Charity Pro Am golf event in Saginaw, Mich. Swing coach Haney has been suspended on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour. Haney, who coached Tiger Woods for six of his majors from 2004 to 2010, apologized on Twitter. (Jeff Schrier/Saginaw News via AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2007 file photo, Tiger Woods uses his putter to indicate a point of interest to coach Hank Haney, right, during a practice session for the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. Swing coach Haney has been suspended on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour. Haney, who coached Woods for six of his majors from 2004 to 2010, apologized on Twitter.

    FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2007 file photo, Tiger Woods uses his putter to indicate a point of interest to coach Hank Haney, right, during a practice session for the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz. Swing coach Haney has been suspended on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour. Haney, who coached Woods for six of his majors from 2004 to 2010, apologized on Twitter. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/31/2019 8:29 AM

NEW YORK -- Swing coach Hank Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel because of saying on his show that a Korean would probably win the U.S. Women's Open and that he couldn't name six players on the LPGA Tour.

He then said he would go with "Lee" and if he didn't have to mention a first name, "I'd get a bunch of them right."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Haney, who coached Tiger Woods for six of his majors from 2004 to 2010, apologized on Twitter.

A statement from the PGA Tour and SiriusXM said the comments were insensitive and do not represent the views of either party. The statement says Haney has been suspended "at the PGA Tour's instruction." Haney says he accepts and suspension and apologized again.

SiriusXM says it is reviewing his status going forward.

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