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Tony Romo Posts Great Score In 1st Round Of PGA Tour Event

Tony Romo playing at the Byron Nelson.

DALLAS, TEXAS - MAY 09: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo of the United States looks over a putt on the 11th green during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club on May 09, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Tony Romo is playing in his fourth-ever PGA Tour event this weekend. The former NFL star hasn't made the cut in any of his events to date, but if he makes it this time, he'll have to miss work on Sunday.

Romo is participating in the Safeway Open in Napa, Calif. next weekend. If he makes the cut, he will be playing in the final round on Sunday and won't be able to call Vikings-Bears on CBS, according to the New York Post.

Well, it appears that might happen.

Romo went out on Thursday afternoon and put himself in contention for the weekend. The analyst opened with a birdie and bounced back after a bogey at No. 14 with a birdie at No. 18 to head to the front nine one-under par.

After bogeying back-to-back holes on No. 3 and No. 4, Romo found birdies at No. 5 and No. 8 to get himself back to one-under for the day. He added another birdie on his final hole to finish two-under on the day.

Romo's chances in the tournament were very slim heading into Thursday. He's a quality golfer, but not on the level of a professional at this point.

However, he's in contention heading into his round on Friday. If he keeps up his stellar play, Boomer Esiason will fill in alongside Jim Nantz.

If he doesn't make the cut, Romo will fly to Chicago for Vikings-Bears as scheduled. Kickoff for that game is set for 4:25 p.m. ET and will be nationally televised.