If you've ever played a pro-am, you know there are a few keys to success; make some putts, help your partner out, and get as many shots as possible. The latter isn't something Tony Romo can currently lean on at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but no worries, because the Cowboys quarterback is still in contention with his partner after two days thanks to some steller play and domination with his driver.
Romo and partner Jordan Speith are in the top-10 after the first two rounds thanks in large part to Romo, who has really helped out his PGA Tour partner with his play at both Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. On Thursday, Romo drove the par-4 5th hole at MPCC but failed to convert the eagle putt (he settled for a birdie) but did make eagle on the par-5 6th hole after three fantastic golf shots.
Speith shot even par on Thursday, but Romo picked him up plenty of times as the team combined to post a round of 8-under 62. On Friday, Romo and Speith combined for a round of 7-under 65 thanks to five back-nine birdies from Romo on the harder Spyglass Hill.
“It was good to kind of get it going a little bit,” Romo told the Dallas Morning News. “It’s fun playing with Jordan. He’s playing so good, so it’s fun to be out there. He’s got everything you need. He’s got a real bright future. It’s a marathon not a sprint, and he’s going to be one of the good ones.”
People need to understand just how good Romo is at this game. Sure, we can sit here and make jokes about him as a Cowboys quarterback and pressure, but the guy is a damn good golfer and he's showing it this week at Pebble just like he showed it when he got through local qualifying at the U.S. Open in 2010 (there are plenty of great mini tour golfers that have never advanced through local qualifying).
If he and Speith make it to Sunday in the pro-am, it will be mostly because of Romo's play this week, and that isn't normally something you say to a guy paired with a future star on the PGA Tour.
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