Hank Haney should know better than saying what he actually thinks on his radio show.

Everybody knows the LPGA Tour has become the Korean Tour,  they are just better than everyone else.  Everybody knows it is struggling to find "characters" among its elite players that connect with a Western audience......but hell this is the age when twitter is judge jury and executioner....and if you are going to say something that could be construed as being incendiary....don't.



Here's what happened

Haney was asked  co-host Steve Johnson who would win this weeks US Women’s Open.

“I’m gonna predict a Korean,” Haney said.
“That’s a pretty safe bet,” Johnson replied.
“That’s gonna be my prediction. I couldn’t name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour,” Haney said, before adding: “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.”

And that was enough for the social slaughter to begin.
Including for Michelle Wie.




Yesterday evening he posted an apology.

"This morning I made some comments about women’s golf and its players that were insensitive and that I regret,” Haney wrote. “In an effort to make a point about the overwhelming success of Korean players on the tour I offended people and I am sorry. I have the highest respect for the women who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of their sport and I never meant to take away from their abilities and accomplishments."

Ah but did you regret them really Hank?



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