Hank Haney has been suspended from his PGA Tour Radio channel on SiriusXM after the PGA Tour and SiriusXM say the comments he made about the LPGA & # 39; and his players were "insensitive" and "do not represent the PGA Tour or SiriusXM. "
Haney opened his radio show Wednesday morning saying he would" predict a Korean "to win the US Women's Open, as his co-host," Great Predictor "Steve Johnson, grinned. and replied, "It's certainly a bet."
Haney continued to say, "I couldn't mention you six players on the LPGA tour. Maybe I could. Good… I wanted to go with & # 39; Lee & # 39; if I didn't have to choose a first name. I'd get a bunch of them right. "
Social media was abuzz after the comments, as many LPGA players went to Twitter to let their dissatisfaction be heard. Haney went to Twitter even a few hours after his comments to apologize for what he himself called "insensitive".
One day later, the PGA Tour and SiriusXM published a joint statement that said, "Mr. Haney's comments on women's professional golf were insensitive and do not represent the prospect of the PGA Tour or SiriusXM.
" At PGA Tour's instruction has Mr. Haney been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel. SiriusXM reviews its status on SiriusXM forward. "
In response to the statement, Haney added:" I accept my suspension and apologize again. "