Tony Romo is the new King of Celebrity Golf

Alex Myers discusses Tony Romo’s huge year on the course following his first win at Lake Tahoe.

Released on 7/16/2018

Transcript

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[Alex] So Tony Romo never won a Super Bowl
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but he can now claim the title of World Champion
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in a different category.
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Best celebrity golfer.
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The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback
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won the American Century Championship for the first time.
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And he took down the king of Lake Tahoe, Mark Mulder
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who'd won the three previous years.
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Romo also took down a check for $125,000.
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But he passed on the money
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to retain his amateur golf status.
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I think he'll survive.
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But this is just the latest in a huge year of golf for Romo,
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who is now an NFL analyst for CBS.
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In March, Romo made his PGA Tour debut.
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Yes, PGA Tour debut at the
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Coralis Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship.
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It didn't go so well.
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And neither did US Open qualifying a few weeks later.
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But his season really picked up in July,
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when he won the Racine Tri-Course Amateur Championship.
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Now the Racine Tri-Course Amateur Championship
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isn't exactly the US Open, but Romo won by nine shots.
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Nine.
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In football parlance that would be a field goal,
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a touchdown, and a botched extra point attempt.
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Sorry, Tony, couldn't help it.
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Anyway, a week after that dominant performance,
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he finally got over the hump at Lake Tahoe,
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where he finished runner up three times before.
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You can just hear his colleague and buddy, Jim Nance
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watching at home saying,
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Is it his time? Yes, at long last.
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Throughout his career, Romo's always been compared
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to divisional rival and fellow celebrity golfer,
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Eli Manning.
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Well, now, there's no comparison,
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at least on the golf course.
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On the gridiron, Eli still leads two up.
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And considering The Grind's two producers are both
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diehard Cowboys fan, this video probably is never
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gonna see the light of day.
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But, seriously, what Romo is doing in a second sport
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is mighty impressive.
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And the man who says he's currently working with two swing
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coaches still has twleve years before he turns 50.
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The Senior Tour better watch out.
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(bouncy electronic music)
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