Romo Gives U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Celebrity Status
Four-ball sides are formed in a variety of ways. College/high school teammates, siblings, fathers and sons, best friends and fellow club members are just some of the ways players team up. All eyes this year will be on a unique duo that spans a generation but whose elder statesman is seen weekly during the NFL season. Ex-Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who is now the lead analyst on CBS, is well known to be a golf junkie. He teamed up with University of Texas freshman Tommy Morrison, who at 6-foot-9 could also be on the Longhorns’ nationally ranked basketball team, to qualify for this year’s championship at Kiawah Island (S.C.) Club. It will be the 43-year-old Romo’s first USGA championship.
You can bet his partner at CBS, Jim Nantz, will be taking a certain interest in this year’s event as will many others who follow professional football. And their scorecard might not be the only thing he signs at Kiawah Island.