LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Michelle Wie lashed out at comments from veteran golf coach Hank Haney on Wednesday, accusing the instructor of making “racist and sexist” comments about South Korean players at this week’s US Women’s Open.
Haney, best known for his stint as Tiger Woods’ former coach, triggered uproar with a series of disparaging remarks about women’s golf on his SiriusXM radio show.
In a conversation with co-host Steve Johnson about who might win the US Women’s Open which tees in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday, Haney commented: “I’m gonna predict a Korean.”
“I couldn’t name you like six players on the LPGA tour,” the 63-year-old added.
“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Haney’s comments were blasted by Wie, who has withdrawn from this week’s major with an injury.