Tony Romo, CBS broadcaster and former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, has had a rough go in tournament play this year. Romo failed to make the cut in his PGA Tour debut at Corales Puntacana Resort & Club in March and again at the U.S. Open qualifier in April.
Last weekend Romo took part in the Racine Tri-Course Amateur Championship and finally has something to smile about. The retired NFL football star finally made some serious moves on the links as he ran away with the tournament winning by nine shots.
Romo shot an opening-round 68 at Racine Country Club and then followed that up with a 71 at H.F. Johnson Park Golf Course to take a 5-shot lead heading into the final round. It didn’t hurt that the final round was played at one of Romo’s home courses, Meadowbrook Country Club, where he shot 2-under par, to cap off the victory.
“I stayed aggressive,” Romo told The Journal Times. “I took mostly conservative lines and aggressive swings, and that’s the approach you take when you have a lead. When you’re hitting it as solid as I’ve been hitting it, you can trust it — commit to the swing and hit it.
“I was able to do that throughout the week. It was hard to do when you’re not hitting it where you’re aiming, but I was (doing that) this week.”
However, Romo was also not shy in admitting his game this year has been sub-par in tournament play. He told The Journal Times about how he started working with Chris O’Connell and Andy Traynor of Plan Truth Golf at the beginning of 2018, which has boosted his confidence.
“It’s starting to come together and it’s feeling more natural now,” Romo added.
It’s not far-fetched to start thinking of Romo competing on the Senior tour some day. Romo is now 38 and has ample time to fine-tune his game before he reaches that golden-age of 50.
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) July 9, 2018