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Friday, March 28, 2008

Romo blooms at Azalea

Tony Romo may not have made it to a Super Bowl yet, but he's in the mix to do something more impressive (considering he's a pro football player eight months out of the year) this weekend in an amateur golf tournament.
He's only four shots back at the prestigious Azalea Invitational in Charleston, S.C. and is in the company of some amateur golf giants: Trip Kuehne, famous for losing to Tiger Woods in the 1994 U.S. Amateur Final, as well as for winning the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur; Kevin Tway, winner of the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur; Trent Leon, one of the nation's top college golfers on an Oklahoma State squad that is equivalent to USC football in this era.
Leon and four others shot a two under par 69 yesterday while Romo fired a 73. Most tournaments set the Thursday pins up easier than the other three days so I fully expect Romo to fall back from his tie for 19th.
As someone who only missed qualifying for the U.S. Open Sectionals by four shots last year this isn't a shock that once again he's competing with some of the elite amateurs in the world.
If Romo wins, maybe he should just invest all of his money into golf and go for the PGA Tour. At least there he can take as much time as he wants to set the ball on the tee.

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