- The 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson tees off Thursday, May 9, 2019
- Tony Romo teeing it up at his hometown event on a sponsor’s exemption
- Plenty of prop bets to wager on for the former Cowboys’ star QB
The AT&T Byron Nelson has struggled to attract a strong field with it being the event before the second major of the season – the PGA Championship.
The tournament has, however, decided to extend a sponsor’s exemption to former star quarterback Tony Romo on his quest to make a PGA Tour cut, and subsequently betting books are offering a slew of prop bets to wager on the former Cowboys’ quarterback.
Tony Romo Cut Props
|Will Tony Romo make the cut?||Odds at BetOnline|
*Odds taken 05/07/19
Romo has competed in two tour events in his career (not including the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) and hasn’t even come close to making the cut at either the 2018 or 2019 editions of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. He’ll be helped by the familiar confines of his home course, Trinity Forest, but there simply is no chance he’ll make it.
Pick: No (-5000)
Romo Missed Cut Odds
|How many shots will Romo miss the cut by?||Odds at BetOnline|
|Over 11 1/2 shots||-115|
|Under 11 1/2 shots||-115|
In two events in the Dominican, Romo wasn’t even close, missing the cut by 16 strokes in 2018 and 17 shots last year. He does have the advantage of course knowledge at this tournament, however.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) May 6, 2019
This will still be a tough one for Romo to conquer, despite him having a wealth of knowledge to lean upon.
Pick: Over 11 1/2 shots (-115)
High Round Score Props
|Highest score in any round||Odds at BetOnline|
|Over 77 1/2 shots||-130|
|Under 77 1/2 shots||+100|
I think it’s very likely that Romo really struggles in the first round before bouncing back for a semi-respectable second day score when the pressure is off. That would mean he’d shoot at least six over par the first day (par 72)
Pick: Over 77 1/2 shots (-130)
Highest Hole Score Props
|Highest score on any hole||Odds at BetOnline|
|Over 7 1/2 shots||-110|
|Under 7 1/2 shots||-120|
Despite missing the cut by a thousand shots both times at the Corales Puntacana Championship, he did not card a score worse than seven. Trinity Forest has just three par 5’s so that helps his cause for this as well. Given that it’s his home course and hasn’t been prone to the blow up hole, I’m showing a little faith in the four-time Pro Bowler.
Pick: Under 7 1/2 shots (-120)
— Fletcher Doherty (@FletcherDoherty) February 8, 2019
Lowest Round Score Props
|Lowest score in any round||Odds at BetOnline|
|Over 75 shots||+100|
|Under 75 shots||-130|
Pretty surprising that the line favors the under rather than the over in this situation. Realistically expecting Romo to shoot +3 or better in the two rounds is too tall a task, plus you get the better betting line taking the over.
Pick: Over 75 shots (+100)
Lowest Hole Score Props
|Lowest score on any hole||Odds at BetOnline|
|Over 2 1/2 shots||-130|
|Under 2 1/2 shots||+100|
There are the customary four par-3’s on this course. Romo has eight chances to birdie one of them to hit the under. That’s reasonable for him.
Pick: Under 2 1/2 shots (+100)
Tony Romo going with the split grip putting stroke these days. pic.twitter.com/xl0TmthfMj
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 6, 2019
1st Hole Props
|What score will Romo record on 1st hole in Round 1?||Odds at BetOnline|
|Birdie or Better||+325|
|Bogey or Worse||+185|
In all four rounds he’s played in the Dominican the last two years he’s begun the day with a bogey in each instance. If he begins the first round on hole 1, that’s a par 5 which gives him a shot at birdie. If he begins on the back nine it’s a challenging par 4.
Pick: Bogey or Worse (+185)
Top 20 Finish Props
|Will Tony Romo finish inside the top 20?||Odds at BetOnline|
Nobody likes being a debbie downer, and the payoff for selecting yes and being correct is fantastic. However, in good conscience I could never suggest wagering that Romo would be inside the top 20 in a field of professional golfers. He potentially might be for nine holes, or maybe even after one round, but no chance over a course of an entire tournament.
Pick: No (-25000)
Tony Romo on hockey style putting grip (change happened after dreadful putting week at Puntacana): “I wasn’t married to anything. I was open to any possibility of what stroke we were going to use. After practicing a ton, it just feels like a normal grip.”https://t.co/caToXchdWh
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 7, 2019
Last Place Props
|Will Tony Romo finish in last place?||Odds at BetOnline|
In 2018 Romo finished dead last at the Corales event, but in 2019 he managed to barely avoid that distinction again. It’s a toss up whether he’ll bring up the rear this week. It’s never fun to bet on misery, but in this case, it still is more prudent to pick him to struggle the most.
Pick: Yes (-125)