Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned announcer, Tony Romo, will play on the PGA Tour in late March. He shared the news that he had received a sponsor exception at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Via PGA Tour:
Playing as an amateur participant with professional partner Will Zalatoris in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week, Romo revealed during a press conference Wednesday that he has received a sponsor exemption to the new PGA TOUR event, which carries a purse of $3 million and will be broadcast on Golf Channel. Romo will compete as an amateur in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
“As a professional athlete, the love and thrill of competition never entirely leaves you,” said Romo. “Outside of my family and football, golf is one of my greatest passions. So, playing and competing in a PGA TOUR event is a dream come true. I am grateful to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship for giving me an incredible opportunity to test my skills against some of the best on TOUR.”
Let's hope Romo's budding golf career doesn't take him out of the booth. There hasn't been an announcer as entertaining as he is since John Madden.