Seminole, a highly exclusive country club in Juno Beach, Florida, takes a stance on the battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf.
The club typically hosts an annual pro member event that attracts a large contingent of the world’s top players, but not many will be attending this year. golf week Eamon Lynch, Seminole President Jimmy Dunn, does not welcome members of LIV Golf.
“We are doing what we have always done. PGA TOUR players are our top priority. This event is always supported by the PGA TOUR. I am,” Dunn said. golf week.
This high-profile event takes place the day after the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic concludes at PGA National, a short drive from Seminole. Last year saw professional players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Nelly Korda and Nancy Lopez attend, along with his VIP members like Tom Brady and his NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacua. We formed a team.
Dunne’s decision is not surprising. A game of golf saved Dan’s life. On the day of 9/11, he was away from his desk trying to qualify for the U.S. Mid-Amateur. Dunn’s office was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center in Sandler O’Neill (now Piper Sandler).
Additionally, Dunn was recently appointed to the PGA Tour board of directors.
In light of the emergence of the Saudi-backed league, Sports Illustrated”Michael Rosenberg interviewed Dan about his views on the current state of golf in June.
“I wouldn’t be able to make the fairest judgment about Saudi involvement,” Dunn said.
“I don’t like it when they say ‘we’re growing the game,'” he continued. I don’t like being told, ‘You have to do what’s best for your family.’ I wonder how many people had their families do this because their lifestyle was so bad. Just say, “I’m getting to a point in my career where I make five times as much money as him and play less against much weaker competition.” Just speak the truth. Don’t cover it up with a lot of crap.
Dunne has previously competed in Pro-Member events with some of the players he doesn’t welcome at this year’s event. Last year Dan and Dustin Johnson played together, but this year the club president will partner with Max Houma.