Jeongeun Lee6 wins US Women's Open, Hank Haney then brags about it...

Hank Haney gets suspended from PGA Radio duties for US Women's Open comment, then brags about his prediction following the result...

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Mon, 3 Jun 2019
Jeongeun Lee6 wins US Women's Open, Hank Haney then brags about it...

Jeongeun Lee6 clinched her maiden major title with a two-stroke victory at the US Women's Open, just five days after Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney was suspended from the PGA Tour radio for mocking that a "Korean" and someone with the surname "Lee" would win the tournament.

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Lee6, 23, closed with a 1-under 70 to see out victory over Ryu So-yeon, Lexi Thompson and Angel Yin.  

The '6' in her name comes from her being the sixth player with the name on the Korean LPGA, and she has since embraced the number by answering to it and writing a large '6' on her golf balls. 

The biggest talking point surrounding the US Women's Open had been the shocking comments from golf coach Haney, who was suspended 24 hours after his PGA Tour SiriusXM radio show.


When asked by co-host Steve Johnson as to his thoughts on the tournament, Haney spoke before he thought.

"I'm going to predict a Korean," said Haney, which was then greeted by laughter from Johnson, who then replied, "okay, pretty safe bet."

"That's going to be my prediction. I couldn't name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour," continued Haney.

"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. Yeah, I don't know."

Following Lee6's maiden major victory, Haney took to social media to once again apologise for his actions while congratulating the new champion - albeit spelling her name wrong in the process. He then even bragged that he had been correct in picking the winner...