Famed instructor Hank Haney draws scorn for disparaging remarks about women’s golf

By Jesse Reed
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Hank Haney is one of the most prominent golf instructors in the world today and is famous for his work coaching Tiger Woods. On Wednesday, he appeared on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio and made some rather disparaging remarks against women’s golf.

Host Steve Johnson brought up this week’s U.S. Women’s Open, and that’s when things went downhill.

These comments drew scorn around the golf community, and many were of the belief that Haney displayed sexism and/or racism.

For the record, the 74th U.S. Women’s Open is being held at the Country Club of Charlston, where Ariya Jutanugarn will attempt to defend her crown and the $5 million purse is a new record for women’s golf.

So, while the LPGA is nowhere near as popular as the PGA — especially now with Tiger Woods being “back” — the sport of women’s golf is clearly growing.