Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo to play Dallas PGA Tour event

first_img WGC-Mexico: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka headline featured groupings Dallas Cowboys legend and CBS broadcaster @tonyromo will be joining Jordan Spieth and 2018 #attbyronnelson champ Aaron Wise for the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson! 🔥👀 #sponsorexemption #morethanagame pic.twitter.com/xdyzS6W5hh— AT&T Byron Nelson (@attbyronnelson) February 19, 2019″We’ve talked about it for years,” tournament director Jon Drago told The Dallas Morning News. “He’s tried to qualify for some of them, has had conflicts with football. Now we’re playing at Trinity Forest, his home course, and he’s not playing football. The timing just felt right this year.” The tournament — which moved from TPC Las Colinas to Trinity Forest in 2018 — hinted at a high-profile participant last week, tweeting a “Dallas icon will be joining the tournament.” Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has accepted a sponsor’s exemption to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson on May 9-12 at Dallas’ Trinity Forest Golf Club, where he is a member, the PGA Tour event announced Tuesday.center_img “Golf is one of my greatest passions outside my family and football, and I am honored to have the opportunity to compete amongst the pros again in this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson,” Romo says in a news release from the tournament. Related News Romo, 38, most recently gained notice for his golf while playing at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this month when his shot from a hospitality area nearly went in on the 15th hole during the PGA Tour event’s second round. This shot from @TonyRomo is INCREDIBLE. 😱#LiveUnderPar 🏈 pic.twitter.com/2fSWZCFXtF— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 8, 2019Interestingly, The Morning News points out, should Romo make the cut to play on the weekend at the Nelson, his NFL broadcast partner, Jim Nantz, will be on the call for CBS as the QB-turned-prescient NFL analyst tees it up.last_img read more

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