Mark Lye’s Twitter handle is @letitflye, and the former SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio host is doing just that on the social media site as he defends disparaging comments he made about the WNBA that led to his firing.
During a recent episode of The Scorecard, Lye said the following: “You know, the LPGA Tour to me is a completely different tour than it was 10 years ago … You couldn’t pay me to watch. You really couldn’t. Because I just, I couldn’t relate at all. It’s kind of like, you know, if you’re a basketball player — and I’m not trashing anybody; please, don’t take it the wrong way — but I saw some highlights of ladies’ basketball. Man, is there a gun in the house? I’ll shoot myself than watch that.”
“You know, I love watching the men’s basketball. I love watching the men’s golf. I never used to like watching ladies’ golf. But I will tell you this. I’ve been up close watching these ladies play because I used to have a big function every year called the Lucas Cup and I’d have LPGA players and PGA Tour players.”
The winner of the PGA Tour’s 1983 Bank of Boston Classic told GOLF.com on Sunday, “I was terminated about comments made about the WNBA, which I apologized for starting the next segment.”
By: Adam Woodard
Title: SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio fires Mark Lye after host says he'd rather shoot himself than watch the WNBA
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/02/07/siriusxm-pga-tour-radio-mark-lye-gun-joke-wnba/
Published Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 17:45:34 +0000