Safeway Open: Tony Romo makes 2019-20 PGA Tour debut, shoots 2 under in opening round

Written By Alexis Mansanarez
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Tony Romo has returned to the links for just his fourth PGA Tour event. 

The quarterback-turned-football analyst has a well-documented interest in golf but hasn't fared too well on the course as a pro since retiring from the NFL in 2016. However, that could change this weekend at the Safeway Open.

Romo finished the first round 2-under 70 and entered the clubhouse tied for 20th. 

It was the lowest round Romo has ever shot on tour, besting his previous low round of 8-over par that came at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas last season.

He used five birdies to help come back from an up-and-down round at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, and if he keeps it up, he could miss a previous engagement over the weekend.

Romo is currently scheduled to call the Vikings-Bears game in Chicago Sunday afternoon. He admitted after his round that choosing between competing on tour over the weekend or fulfilling his broadcast duties is "a good problem to have."

He has already outpaced the likes of Kyle Stanley, Kevin Chappell and Hideki Matsuyama.

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