It looks like Tony Romo will be headed to the broadcast booth on Sunday after all.
Romo, who fired an impressive 2-under in the opening round on Thursday, struggled Friday at the Safeway Open in Napa, California. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst fired a 6-over 78 in the second round, missing the cut by six strokes.
Romo’s round started out rocky, as he carded two bogeys in his first three holes of the day. While he quickly offset them with a pair of birdies, Romo them made four bogeys to close out his front nine. After that, he simply couldn’t find his rhythm — making three more bogeys and one birdie on the back for his 78.
Now that he’s headed home early, Romo will end up calling the Minnesota Vikings game against the Chicago Bears. Had he made the cut, CBS was going to allow him to miss the game and finish out the tournament.
Romo has yet to make a cut on the PGA Tour. He missed the cut at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic twice, and missed it at the AT&T Byron Nelson earlier this year. He’s attempted multiple times to qualify for the U.S. Open and the Korn Ferry Tour — the PGA Tour’s developmental tour — too, but to no avail. He did pull out an easy win at the American Century Championship earlier this year, though, his second straight win at the celebrity golf tournament.
Bryson DeChambeau holds the lead at the Safeway Championship after firing an 8-under 64 on Friday, two strokes ahead of Nick Watney. Nick Taylor, Dylan Frittelli, Adam Long, Justin Thomas and Cameron Champ are all tied for third at 9-under.
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