Former PGA Tour player Mark Lye has been fired from SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio over his comments about women’s sports.

Over the weekend, Lye, one of the co-hosts of “The Scorecard,” a pre-game show for the Saturday and Sunday rounds of each broadcast tour, looked at basketball- women’s ball while discussing the LPGA.

“You know, the LPGA Tour is a completely different tour to me than it was 10 years ago,” Lye said in a rant posted to social media. “You couldn’t pay me to watch, you really couldn’t. Because I, I couldn’t understand at all. It’s kind of like, you know, if you’re a basketball player, and I’m not kidding anyone please don’t take this the wrong way, but I saw some highlights of women’s basketball. Dude, is there a gun in the house? I’m going to shoot myself rather than watch this.

“You know, I love watching men’s basketball. I love watching men’s golf. I never liked watching women’s golf. But I will tell you this. I watched these ladies play closely because I used to have a big function every year called the Lucas Cup and I had LPGA players and PGA Tour players.

One of Lye’s co-hosts then added, “Good luck getting some WNBA stars to come play for you,” to which Lye replied, “I know, I know. I’m off their list. I’m sorry about that.”

After the clip of Lye’s comments was met with backlash online, Lye took to Twitter to defend himself. “The fact that I can’t identify with the WNBA in no way makes me sexist,” Lye wrote. “Anyone who hates you should listen to the whole segment, where I completely glorified women’s golf, which I love covering. Thanks for tuning in.” He also replied to several tweets, some of which mentioned that he was fired for his comments while attacking others for their remarks about him.

On Monday, a SiriusXM spokesperson confirmed to Golf Digest that Lye and the channel have parted ways. “Mr. Lye will no longer host SiriusXM,” a spokesperson said.

Lye, 69, has made more than 500 PGA Tour career starts, highlighted by winning the 1983 Bank of Boston Classic. After a wrist injury ended his playing career, he moved on to work as an analyst for Golf Channel.

The move comes three years after SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio suspended instructor Hank Haney for making racist and sexist comments on his radio show. Haney filed a lawsuit against the tour for harboring a “vendetta” against him, but the suit was ultimately dismissed last August. In January, the PGA Tour and SiriusXM announced a multi-year extension to their broadcasting agreement.