Hank Haney has come under fire on social media for comments made on Wednesday about women’s professional golf on his radio show on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.
Michelle Wie is the highest profile LPGA star to slam Haney who when asked for a prediction at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open, stated
“I’m gonna predict a Korean. That’s gonna be my prediction. I couldn’t name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour. Nah, maybe I could. Well, I’d go with Lee. If I didn’t have to name a first name, I’d get a bunch of them right. I don’t know… Lexi Thompson… Michelle Wie’s hurt. I don’t know that many. Where are they playing, by the way?”
You can listen to the full audio in the embedded tweet below.
Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz shared the comments from the former swing coach of Tiger Woods and added in a tweet “I’m not sure if that’s more racist or sexist. Shame on you Hank.”
Michelle Wie, as well as several other LPGA Tour competitors and golf fans, have echoed Foltz’ sentiments and blasted Haney on the social media platform throughout Wednesday afternoon.
The U.S. Women’s Open gets underway from Country Club of Charleston on Thursday.
Update: Haney tweeted the following apology early Wednesday afternoon.