Hank Haney Doubles Down On Offensive LPGA Comments, ‘I Knew A Lee Would Win’

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Hank Haney

Doubles Down On Offensive LPGA Comments …

‘I Knew A Lee Would Win’

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Legendary golf coach Hank Haney is doubling down on offensive comments he made about the LPGA Tour … writing Sunday after the U.S. Women’s Open, “I knew a Lee would win.”

Haney — Tiger Woods‘ former swing coach — was suspended from his radio gig at SiriusXM after he made insensitive comments about the number of Korean players competing in the LPGA.

“I couldn’t name you like 6 players on the LPGA Tour,” Haney said last Wednesday … “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.”

Haney added, “Honestly, Michelle Wie is hurt. I don’t know that many. Where are they playing, by the way?”

The comments were immediately hit with backlash — everyone from Michelle Wie to Tiger Woods himself blasted the guy — and Haney was hit with an indefinite ban from his radio show as well.

But — despite issuing MULTIPLE apologies in the ensuing days — Haney appeared to DOUBLE DOWN on his comments on Twitter after Jeongeun Lee won the Open, writing in a now-deleted tweet, “I knew a Lee would win.”

Haney added, “My prediction that a Korean woman would be atop the leaderboard at the Women’s U.S. Open was based on statistics and facts.”

“Korean women are absolutely dominating the LPGA Tour. If you asked me again my answer would be the same but worded more carefully.”


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