Tony Romo's PGA Tour Debut Went Very, Very Poorly

Former NFL quarterback finished dead last in 132-man field
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2018 7:20 PM CDT
Tony Romo waves after hitting the ball out of a bunker and close to the pin on the 11th green of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National...   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Newser) – Tony Romo nailed his broadcasting debut last year. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback probably wishes his PGA Tour debut went as smoothly. The AP reports Romo finished last Friday in the 132-man field in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, bogeying the first six holes in a 10-over 82. "I kind of have an idea of where I really need to put my time in as far as to get better and scoring," Romo said. "I'm hitting the ball fine, you just have to score." Now an NFL analyst for CBS Sports, Romo opened with a 77 on Thursday. At 15 over, he was six shots worse than the next player on the leaderboard and 28 strokes behind leader Brice Garnett.

On Friday, Romo followed the opening bogey run with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He birdied the par-5 fourth and par-4 sixth on the second nine, but had double bogeys on the par-3 second and par-4 fifth. "Made too many mistakes," Romo said. "A lot of stuff to learn from, and in a good way. I'll be able to kind of assess why I didn't play as well as I wanted to and then you go attack it. In a month from now I think we'll see things a little better." Romo received a sponsor's exemption to the tournament and played as an amateur. The event has one of the weaker fields of the year because it is held opposite the World Golf Championships event in Texas.


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