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PGA Tour Golfer Denies Spitting On Tony Romo's Ball During Safeway Open

Tony Romo playing in the Safeway Open.

NAPA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Tony Romo hits on the 10th hole during the second round of the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort on September 27, 2019 in Napa, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Former NFL star and current CBS broadcaster Tony Romo is pretty darn good at golf, and this week, he participated in the Safeway Open with a number of PGA Tour players. He actually played well on Thursday, shooting two-under par. But Friday, he struggled and shot six-over, missing the cut. There was also some controversy during his round.

Romo, on the 16th hole, apparently hit into the group in front of him by mistake. One of the players he hit into is getting some flak for how he might have responded.

Video shows Kristoffer Ventura, after making his putt, leaning over towards Romo's ball. Some believe he spit on it. Others think he was just taking a closer look.

Ventura took to Twitter to defend himself - saying he did not spit on the ball. He says he was actually making sure that he didn't leave any spike marks in Romo's line.

Romo, had he made the cut, was actually going skip calling the Vikings vs. Bears game for CBS. He was looking good after the first round, but his second round troubles ensured he won't have to miss the game after all.

As for Ventura, he's a rookie on the PGA Tour. He made the cut - shooting two-under par through two rounds. He won't have to deal with Romo hitting into him during the weekend.