Major champions Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover react to Jimmy Dunne’s resignation from PGA Policy Board


Earlier this week, Jimmy Dunne resigned from his function on the PGA Policy Board, slightly below one 12 months after he helped negotiate with the Public Funding Fund alongside Jay Monahan and chairman Ed Herlihy.

Dunne, vice chair and senior managing principal at Piper Sandler, wrote in his resignation letter that “no significant progress has been made in direction of a transaction with PIF” and that “my vote and my function is completely superfluous.”

Rory McIlroy, who resigned from the board in November, reacted negatively to the information.

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Lucas Glover and Rory McIlroy stroll throughout the closing spherical of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Introduced By MasterCard at Bay Hill Membership and Lodge on March 19, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. (Getty Pictures)

“It’s actually disappointing and I feel the PGA Tour is worse off due to it,” he advised reporters on Wednesday at Valhalla on the eve of the PGA Championship.

McIlroy added that he, too, felt that no progress has been made with the PIF and LIV Golf, calling it “regarding.”

However that was a light-weight response in comparison with 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover.

With Dunne’s resignation, there are actually six gamers on the board versus 4 impartial administrators. Glover says the present system is “100% backward.” 

Lucas Glover

Lucas Glover throughout a apply spherical previous to the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Membership on Might 15, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty Pictures)

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“Tour gamers play golf. Businessmen run enterprise. They don’t inform us how you can hit seven irons,” he mentioned on his Sirius XM present Monday evening, via Golfweek. “We shouldn’t be telling them how you can run a enterprise. And we’re operating a enterprise now. And we’re all on the identical crew as a result of this for-profit entity that’s about to launch must get it proper. It must be proper. And gamers that assume they know greater than Jimmy Dunne, gamers that assume they know greater than (Board chairman of the 501-C6) Ed Herlihy, gamers that assume they know greater than (chairman of the brand new for-profit entity) Joe Gorder, gamers that assume they know greater than (Tour commissioner) Jay Monahan, relating to enterprise, are mistaken…

“My largest worry in all that is that it’s gonna flip into the American presidency the place no person that’s really certified will really run for it as a result of they know that it’s fruitless. And that’s the place we’re headed now with our Board, sadly… And it’s scary as a result of we’re about to launch an enormous, enormous, enormous enterprise and a for-profit firm that each one the gamers are gonna personal part of, and we don’t have the neatest potential individuals there to assist us information us in the proper route. That’s scary.”

Lucas Glover at Wells Fargo

Lucas Glover walks off the third tee field throughout the third spherical of Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hole Membership on Might 11, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Ben Jared/PGA Tour by way of Getty Pictures)

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The 2 excursions introduced on June 6 that they had been in discussions to finally be part of forces, however there have been many doubts about whether or not a deal will ever be struck.

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