- Tony Romo is within the cut line at the Safeway Open following his opening-round -2 (70)
- Romo’s previous-best round in a PGA Tour event was +3 at the Byron Nelson
- Is there value betting on the former Dallas QB to make his first PGA Tour cut?
Tony Romo is just one of those people who’s good at everything.
He’s been a fantastic color commentator since joining CBS after a successful career as quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Now he has the chance to add a made cut at a PGA Tour event to his list of accomplishments.
Romo, who has a handicap of 1.1, is playing at the Safeway Open in Napa Valley as an amateur. After shooting a two-under 70 on Thursday, he has a chance to make the cut if he can put together a similar round today. The cut is currently -1 at time of publish.
Odds on Tony Romo Making the Cut at Safeway Open
|Outcome||Odds at Bovada*|
|Makes the Cut||+400|
|Misses the Cut||-700|
*Odds taken 09/27/19.
Romo Had Highlight-Filled First Round
Given minuscule 50,000-1 odds to win the tournament ahead of play on Friday, Romo certainly turned heads with his impressive showing in the first round of the tournament.
He was able to beat his playing partners, Beau Hossler and Michael Gellerman, by four and six shots, respectively, and showed great ability to recover as he began to heat up ahead of the turn.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 26, 2019
He also had the flat stick working for the majority of the day, and capped off the round with his fifth birdie of the day.
If Romo is able to avoid trouble off the tee and keeps rolling in putts during Friday’s round, he could be sticking around for the weekend. The longer he sticks around, the more Darren Rovell will be sweating, which we can all get behind.
If Tony Romo wins the Safeway Open, I will delete my Twitter account.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 25, 2019
Odds Stacked Against Romo Making It
Although he looks great in the clips above, take note of how quickly Romo dropped on the leaderboard once he finished his round on Thursday.
When signing his scorecard before the afternoon wave teed off, he was T-20 and sitting pretty. On Friday, he will be teeing off at T-43, as the rest of the field made up ground rather quickly.
Although it is a weaker field than a marquee PGA Tour event, notable names like Kevin Na, Phil Mickelson, Charley Hoffman and Danny Lee are all currently outside the cut line – so this will be far from a layup for Romo.
Jim Nantz Awaits If Romo Can’t Close the Deal
As of now, Romo is still scheduled to call CBS’ Game of the Week between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears alongside Jim Nantz on Sunday afternoon, but Romo is doing all he can to remain in wine country this weekend.
“This has been on my radar for a while, so trying to get the game ready for this. For me, it’s like a major,” Romo told Golf Channel’s Will Gray. “If you make the cut, you’re playing golf on Sunday.”
Those sound like the words of a man who is incredibly locked into the challenge at hand, and he’s going to go out and attack the golf course just as if it were a Sunday at Augusta National.
For that reason, I’ll be taking Tony to make the cut at +400 and rooting him on Friday afternoon.
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