Golf instructor Hank Haney has been suspended from his satellite radio show by SiriusXM and the PGA Tour after the swing guru’s comments related to the U.S. Women’s Open were criticized for being “racist and sexist.”
In a joint statement, Sirius XM (Home of Howard Stern) and the PGA Tour said:
“Mr. Haney’s comments on women’s professional golf were insensitive and do not represent the views of the PGA Tour or SiriusXM. The PGA Tour is committed to and proud of the increasingly diverse makeup of our fan base, not to mention the power and accomplishments of the game’s world-class, global players – both on the PGA Tour and LPGA, whom we are working with more closely than ever before. SiriusXM proudly covers and supports both women’s and men’s golf and the athletes that make them great. At the PGA Tour’s instruction, Mr. Haney has been suspended from the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio channel. SiriusXM is reviewing his status on SiriusXM going forward.”
Haney said he accepts the suspension and apologized once again.