During a predictions segment on his radio show, Haney admitted he doesn’t follow the LPGA (which seemed like his biggest sin), so when asked to make a pick for the U.S. Women’s Open, he joked that he’d “predict a Korean.” He went on say that he couldn’t “name like six players on the LPGA Tour,” and then joked that maybe, he’d “go with Lee,” but couldn’t come up with a first name.
Naturally, after the PC Police (aka media activists) blew up the story, forcing Haney’s suspension, a Korean named Lee won – Jeongeun Lee6 to be specific, which made it even more ironic since the “6” on her last name is due to five other players with the exact same name (first and last) on the Korean Tour.
It was the media’s worst nightmare.
After virtue signaling all weekend about the “diversity” of the LPGA, with skewed photo collages, the bottom-line was that another Korean won. It’s not racist to use statistics. It was the seventh Korean victory in 13 tournaments thus far (54%). Americans own one win, along with one each for Japan, Australia, England, Canada, and France.
Further, of the top-35 ranked players in the world (Rolex Rankings), 15 are from Korea (43%) – with six (6) from the United States, two (2) each from Thailand, Spain, England, and Japan, and one (1) each from China, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
If you had to guess a winner of a LPGA tournament using the above data, you’d be dumb not to “predict a Korean.”
Anyhow, Haney took a victory lap on Twitter.
My prediction that a Korean woman would be atop the leaderboard at the Women’s US 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.
— Hank Haney (@HankHaney) June 2, 2019
This sent the media into another conniption fit.