Tour promoter and promoter Tanya Swift has resigned from the PGA Tour following a tweet from the singer about the suicides of her fellow tour performers.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Swift shared an image of herself with a young boy at the wheel of a motorcycle, which read, “Suicide boys arent just a boy band, they are a band.
Thats what we are.”
Swift tweeted about her resignation Thursday afternoon, saying she had been “proud” of her fans.
The tweet prompted a flurry of angry comments and responses from fans.
Some people took to Twitter to call out Swift for her controversial comments, including her brother, Blake, who tweeted, “I was proud to be a part of your band when you were my little brother and I wish you the best.”
Blake Swift tweeted that he had been a fan since his brother was 10.
“I can only hope you feel better and are doing better,” he said.
“It was an honor to be with you.
I know you can still inspire so many others to live the lives you dreamed of.”
On Thursday morning, Swift was heard on the TBS broadcast of her interview with the Oprah Winfrey Show, saying that she was “sorry for the hurt and pain.”
“This is my first time talking about it, and I just want to apologize,” she said.
Swift added, “But it was the right thing to do.
I didn’t think it would hurt as much as it did.
I felt terrible.
I feel horrible.
I wish it was different.
It was the only way to help.”
The PGA tour, which started last fall and is scheduled to end in mid-January, has had a tumultuous history.
In August, PGA chairman Sean Leonard announced that the tour would be canceled for the foreseeable future.
In February, the tour canceled the PGC-AM Classic because of an “unprecedented” number of suicide-related incidents and other factors.
“As an organization, we have been in the middle of a suicide crisis for the past few months,” Leonard said in a statement at the time.
“We want to make sure we’re prepared for what’s to come, and the events that have transpired recently are one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced in our history.”
The tour has been canceled for two weeks, with the final date set for Feb. 6 in Dallas.
The tour is expected to resume in late March.
“The PGA has made it very clear that it will not continue with this tour and will not be able to participate in this event,” Leonard told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
A PGA spokesperson said that the company was in the process of removing the tweet. “
While it’s not always easy to accept the hard truth, we know that this is what fans want, and they deserve better than to have their passion hijacked by this sort of negativity.”
A PGA spokesperson said that the company was in the process of removing the tweet.
“This type of insensitive comment does not reflect our values, nor do we support those who choose to act in such an insensitive manner,” the spokesperson said in an email.
“Tanya is no longer with us and we will be working with our partners to address this issue, including addressing any other concerns.”
PGA spokesman Tom Wigmore said in the statement that the PGT said it would remove the tweet from its social media accounts.
“PGA has been committed to providing the most professional and professional-looking events possible, and we fully understand and accept the hurt caused by the insensitive tweet,” he wrote.
“Our commitment to the PPG is stronger than ever, and as we continue to focus on the many positive things that have been accomplished in the last several months, we will continue to do everything we can to make our tour the most enjoyable and safe it can be for our fans, our partners and our fans in general.”