Jimmy Dunne may want a mulligan on this defiant stance.
Jimmy Dunne, a top executive of PGA Tour and instrumental in the merger with rival LIV Golf, sparked controversy with a bizarre statement regarding 9-11.
Dunne, an independent director of the PGA Tour Policy Board, addressed LIV Golf’s ties to Saudi Arabia, where 15 of the 19 hijackers originated from. He reportedly stated that if anyone could prove a connection between LIV Golf and the terrorist attack, he would personally take matters in his hand to eliminate them.
“Every day, the first thing that I think about is [September 11th],” Dunne said. “Several times during the day, I think about it; and the last thing I think about at night is that. That has not changed since that day….”
“I am quite certain,” he said, “And I have had conversations with a lot of very knowledgeable people — that the people I’m dealing with had nothing to do with it. If someone can find someone that unequivocally was involved with it, I’ll kill them myself. We don’t have to wait around.”
Here's Jimmy Dunne, one of two people who helped broker the deal between the PGA Tour and the PIF, saying on Golf Channel that if anyone can find someone who was unequivocally involved in 9/11, he'll kill them himself.
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Dunne denied any involvement of LIV Golf with the notorious attack but remained shaken by it, saying it continues to occupy his thoughts daily.
The golf community responded with disbelief and criticism of Dunne’s statement, but that’s par for the course on the internet.