Tony Romo wrapped up his first season with CBS in the broadcast booth this past Sunday and it ended just like it started: with lots of talking, play predictions and some sex noises here and there. It was a wild ride with Romo this season.
Now he’s got some downtime, he can get back to Dallas with the wife and kids, he can relax and play a little golf. But you guys know the deal with Romo. When he plays golf, it’s not your typical foursome where you’re hammered by the time you hit the 12th tee box. He’s actually good, he can hang with the pros, and Jim Nantz seems to think he’ll be playing in a PGA Tour event sometime this year.
This comes from an interview with Golf.com:
But Jim Nantz said Wednesday that Romo, who is a near-scratch golfer, is actually planning to appear at a Tour event in a different capacity: as a competitor.
“He’s going to play in a Tour event,” Nantz told GOLF.com’s Jessica Marksbury at the PGA Merchandise Show. “He’s going to get an exemption in the next — let’s just say two months. So he’s going to put it out there on the line.”
Obviously, it won’t be the Masters, so expect him to see Tony teeing off in one of the smaller tournaments. They laid out some possibilities:
Feb. 8-11 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb. 22-25 Genesis Open
Feb 15-18 Honda Classic
Mar. 8-11 Valspar Championship
Mar. 15-18 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Mar. 22-25 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship
Mar. 29-Apr. 1 Houston Open
Here’s another little tidbit from Nantz that I enjoyed. Tony’s that guy who brings his putter everywhere.
He’s a golf fanatic,” Nantz said. “He actually carries a putter with him on the road, even up into the booth. Sometimes I see him over in the corner, he’s practicing his stroke as we’re in commercial and he’s all in on the sport.”
Remember Romo played in last year’s US Open qualifier…didn’t make the cut
Tony Romo shows off his golf swing as he tries to qualify for the US Open. Four bogeys in the first eleven holes put him in a hole. pic.twitter.com/ot2I92H507
— Mike Barnes (@MikeBarnesMedia) May 8, 2017
Former #Cowboys QB Tony Romo among 117 golfers vying for 7 spots in US Open local qualifying at Split Rail Links and Golf Club. pic.twitter.com/npLIYxvnYP
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) May 8, 2017