There have been rumors circulating for weeks that Tony Romo would be competing in a PGA TOUR event and now, the rumors have been confirmed by both Romo and the PGA.
It was announced yesterday that Romo will officially be in the field for the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. The tournament will take place during the weekend of March 22-25. Back injuries during his NFL career have stopped Romo from attempting to qualify for more events in the past but now that he is CBS’ lead broadcaster, he is much more healthy and has more time to compete.
The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship is probably the best possible tournament for Romo to participate in. The tournament runs the same weekend as the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play meaning that many of the top players won’t be in the Dominican Republic. That means that the tournament was able to give Romo a sponsorship exemption and the former QB will have a better chance of competing.
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The opportunity to compete is one that isn’t one that’s lost on Romo. “Obviously, I have a passion for golf and I’ve been doing it at different tournaments throughout my life,” Romo said.
“I think it’s an honor to be presented with that opportunity and get a chance to play with some of the best players in the world and get to test your game and see what you got.”
While no one is expecting Romo to go out and win the tournament, he certainly has the capability to put up a strong showing. The former Dallas Cowboy has come close to qualifying for the U.S. Open and the Byron Nelson Invitational on multiple occasions. He’s also been a perennial participant in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he will be playing again this week to tune up for the real thing.
Now that all the rumors have been confirmed, fans are extremely excited to see what Romo is able to do. Hopefully, he’s able to make the cut and do just as well as Steph Curry.
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