As you might have heard, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL analyst Tony Romo is pretty good at the game of golf. This past week, Romo was in contention to make the 36 hole cut at the Safeway Open at Silverado in Napa, California.
All the excitement started after Romo shot a 2 under par 70 in the first round which caused CBS to figure out a backup plan if he made the cut.
“It’s bloody impressive,” said Adam Scott, who was the first-round leader with a 65. “I’m never going to throw a pass in the NFL, that’s for sure, so I think it’s unbelievable that he can do that.”
With high-profile and high-caliber players like Tony Romo and Steph Curry playing competitive golf, the game of golf couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to showcase to other athletes a path to satisfying their competitive juices post-playing days.
The fact that Tony Romo used a sponsor exemption to play in this tournament should celebrated. Looking at the big picture, this is the only way to give players like Romo and Curry an idea of the type of competition and skills they will need in order to compete at this level.
With Romo and Curry having relative success, why not leverage their celebrating and pair them up with PGA pros that wouldn’t mind the extra exposure. There was an idea of setting up a Phil/Steph vs. Tiger/Romo match that would probably cover every demographic you can think of.
Whether it’s true or not, someone needs to start making it happen, especially with the way interest in golf has picked up again with Tiger’s recent success.