Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who now calls NFL games for CBS, is apparently a very good golfer. This week, he’s actually competing in the AT&T Byron Nelson against professionals.
Romo, who is classified as an amateur, was given a sponsor’s exemption to be able to compete in the event. He played his first round on Thursday and is currently in the midst of his second round on Friday.
Romo actually played a very entertaining round. He started the round off with a birdie before giving back a stroke on the fifth hole. On the seventh hole, he chipped in for eagle. Through eight holes, he was two strokes under par.
Romo struggled on the ninth hole, dropping two shots. That carried over into the back nine, where he shot five over par. He finished with a 76 on a par-71.
Tony Romo chipped in for 🦅 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.pic.twitter.com/OxjJrMYfDX
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) May 9, 2019
Amazingly, he is not in last place. He’s ahead of five other golfers – Smylie Kaufman, Whee Kim, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, Will Claxton and Jonathan Byrd.
The projected cut is two under par, so Romo has a ton of work to do today if he wants to have a shot at playing the weekend. Still, the fact that he’s this good at golf is incredibly impressive.
We’ll keep you updated on Romo’s quest.