Tony Romo Making PGA Tour Debut at Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship This Weekend
Tony Romo will be in the Dominican Republic this weekend. However, he won’t be relaxing on the beach or drinking fancy drinks with umbrellas in them. The NFL quarterback-turned-precognitive color commentator will be making his PGA Tour debut, playing in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption.
The tournament will not feature the stiffest competition in the world. The top 64 players in golf are all in Austin right now for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. But there will be 10 major champions in Puntacana, including Angel Cabrera, John Daly, Jim Furyk, and Davis Love III.
This is not the first time Romo has dabbled in high-level golf. The 37-year-old has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open on three different occasions and is a regular at all the Pro-Ams. Now he’s hoping the same focus and intensity that brought him success on the gridiron can help him on the golf course.
“I’ll be treating it very serious,” Romo told PGATour.com. “My wife will tell you she hasn’t seen me much over the last month. But if you know me at all, I think you know if I care about something, I’m going to commit to it 100 percent. So like I said, you’ll get the best I’ve got this week.
“What I’ve done over the last few months has really been the same thing that I did in football when I was young and starting off. What do I believe in? What’s my blueprint that I’m going to follow? You’ve got to believe in something, then you’ve got to go attack it.
“Golf obviously wasn’t my sport most of my life, but I’ve put a lot of time in preparing for this. I’ll be prepared to play the best that I’m capable this week.”
Of course, if Romo’s golf career goes anything like his football career, he’ll play brilliantly all weekend and make it all the way to the final round, only to have his putt on the 18th green intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]