After another successful year in the broadcasting booth, Tony Romo is living the high life. And now that he has no responsibilities with CBS until the NFL season picks up again, he’s heading back to the golf circuit.
If you remember last year, Romo participated in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor’s exemption. He didn’t play that well back then, missing the cut by 16 shots but it simply wasn’t at his best. Now he’ll get a chance at redemption because the tournament has invited him back again to compete this year.
Even though his first forray into the PGA TOUR wasn’t successful, no one should be sleeping on Romo when he enters the tournament at the end of March. He’s won several tournaments as an amateur and even won the American Century Championship, the most prestigious celebrity-amateur tournament that is held every year. He’s got game and now he’s going to have a chip on his shoulder to show everyone that last year was a fluke.
Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo bounces a ball on his putter on the eighth green during round two of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 23, 2018 in Punta Cana,… Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Romo certainly sounds excited to be back and competing in the Dominican Republic for a second year. “The opportunity to compete at the highest levels of golf, the PGA Tour event, was a dream come true for me,” Romo said. “I’m thankful to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship for inviting me to join them once again this year, and I’m excited at the chance to compete against the best of the best.”
Even if Romo flops again in Puntacana, that won’t be his only opportunity to show that he can compete with the pros. A few weeks ago, Romo also accepted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic. That will be an even more challenging tournament for Romo because it won’t be played opposite of a major like the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, meaning the top golfers in the world will participate.
One important factor for Romo in golf has been maintaining his amateur status and it appears that part of the deal is that he will keep that status despite playing in two professional tournaments. Only time will tell how Romo plays at these events but it’ll be great to see him swinging a club again.
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