If only Tony Romo could have seen this coming.
The quarterback-turned-star commentator finished dead last Thursday in the first round of the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, shooting a seven-over 79.
It was Romo’s second PGA Tour start and the first since last year’s tournament at Corales, where he also finished last by six strokes, shooting 15-over and missing the cut.
The former Cowboys quarterback has turned into one of the top NFL commentators at CBS, gaining notoriety for predicting play-calls before they happened. But he is also a solid amateur golfer on the side, even with his last-place cameos on the PGA Tour.
In Thursday’s first round, Romo bogeyed three of his first four holes and then fell into further trouble by triple-bogeying the par-4 eighth hole. He rebounded on the back nine, with eight pars and one bogey, but the damage was already done.
Romo, ever the optimist, was not beating himself up after the round.
“I played much better this year so far coming into the tournament than I did last year. I also think I’ve improved a lot in certain areas. But sometimes the score doesn’t show that, so there’s disappointment with that,” Romo told reporters.
“I feel the progression is going well, gotta stay at it. I think I’ll play a little bit better [Friday]. There’s some good signs of life.”