Tony Romo decided to conquer the sports broadcasting world after he retired from football. Now, he's trying to conquer golf.
Well, kind of.
The avid golfer made his PGA Tour debut today. He played in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.
Romo has played competitive golf before, attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open multiple times while he was still in the NFL.
But today was his first professional event. And he played pretty well.
Romo started off strongly, shooting around even par for about half of the day. Then, things kind of fell apart.
The former star quarterback ended up finishing 5 over. He shot a 77.
Romo admitted that he hit a couple of bad shots on the back 9, but he was ultimately pretty satisfied with his round.
"I hit two poor tee balls. I just didn’t commit to it and it put me in a tough spot to just make a par," Romo told the Golf Channel. "Ultimately over 18 holes and 72, your flaws start to show at some point. But that’s why you compete, so you can go practice."
Romo will play his second round tomorrow. He needs a big day to make the cut.