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Tony Romo won an amateur event by 9 strokes. Does this matter?

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Sure, Tony Romo failed to qualify for the U.S. Open and finished last in his PGA Tour debut at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship recently, but things aren’t all bad for the CBS analyst and his golf game.

According to The Journal Times, No. 9 won the Racine Tri-Course Amateur Championship in Wisconsin by nine shots Sunday–the win was his second at the tournament, which he also won in 2004.

Romo lead by five strokes heading into the final round, which was contested at Meadowbrook Country Club, Romo’s home course (haters will be keen to point to this fact). Rounds one and two were held at Racine Country Club and H.F. Johnson Park Golf Course, respectively.

“I stayed aggressive,” Romo told The Journal Times. “I took mostly conservative lines and aggressive swings, and that’s the approach you take when you have a lead. When you’re hitting it as solid as I’ve been hitting it, you can trust it — commit to the swing and hit it.

Indeed! The Journal Times report also indicated Romo is working with Chris O’Connell and Andy Traynor from Plane Truth Golf and he feels the pieces are falling into place.

What this means for his future professional prospects is unclear, but a nine-stroke win in any event is a notable feat, right? Or not so much?

Let us know what you think, WRXers.

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  1. Tartan Golf Travel

    Jul 11, 2018 at 2:01 am

    I agree with most. He’s a sold amateur. Most pros would give him at least 2-3 a side and beat him handily. Stick to amateur golf Tony.

  2. E

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Stop hating, be happy for the guy

  3. Eric

    Jul 10, 2018 at 9:45 am

    He is a good amateur player. Nothing less and nothing more

    • Chris P.

      Jul 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Perfectly stated. People who think Romo can make it on the PGA Tour simply don’t understand how wide the gap is between good amateurs and tour pros. They think it’s the distance from the Earth to the moon when it’s more like from the Earth to the Sun.

  4. Johnny Penso

    Jul 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    I just attended a Mackenzie Tour event here in Windsor, ON and watched a young kid named Mark Anguiano shoot the lights out at my 7000 yard links style course, shooting 24 under par. One of the guys chasing him, a Canadian named Taylor Pendrith, was driving the ball as much as 340 yards in the holes I followed him on. I’d say they have a far better chance of making the PGA Tour than Tony Romo.

  5. JB

    Jul 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Tony is a nice guy and a very good golfer with a 0% chance of making a living on the pro tour. Still pretty cool story though!

  6. David

    Jul 9, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    That depends. What did he shoot? Even if the courses are easy, three straight rounds under par is a nice showing.

    • Jack

      Jul 9, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      68-71-69

      • Joe

        Jul 9, 2018 at 10:13 pm

        Definitely not a +5 which I’ve heard is the MINIMUM to consider teeing it up to make a payday….

  7. ChipNRun

    Jul 9, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Let’s see… Former San Francisco QB John Brodie is the only NFL veteran to have won a pro golf tournament.

    [quote]”After retiring from the NFL, Brodie played from 1985-1998 on the Champions Tour, earning a dozen top-10 finishes and winning the 1991 Security Pacific Senior Classic by defeating George Archer and Chi Chi Rodriguez in a playoff. He suffered a serious stroke in 2000.”[/quote]
    http://www.usga.org/articles/2014/01/football-or-golf-john-brodie-didnt-have-to-choose-21474865804.html

    Brodie had significant experience with competitive golf (see article link for details):
    * Despite being Stanford University’s starting QB, he played two seasons of NCAA golf for his school. This meant he skipped spring practice for football.
    * Played in the 1959 and 1981 U.S. Opens, the longest recorded gap between appearances. (Got cut both times).
    * Upstart golf pro Jimmy Ballard – who originated The Connection teaching method – credits Brodie with introducing him to the idea of using video instant replay to analyze golf swings, just as the NFL teams used video tapes to analyze past games.

    So, can Tony Romo make it on the pro tour? That’s what everyone is asking. We’ll just have to wait and see. He would probably want to warm up for a season or two on Web.com tour, or something similar.

    • 3puttPar

      Jul 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      He wouldn’t make it through the qualifying stages to make the Web.Com Tour. Hes a solid amateur golfer, I don’t even think he’d make any money on something as simple as the Pepsi Tour or Dakotas Tour.

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The DailyWRX: 7/3/2020

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Have a happy 4th of July everyone!!

This guy never ceases to amaze….

7 3’s never hurt…

I’ve played this hole…

Driver, 3 wood, LW……it was downwind though.

Overit.com…

Phil’s version was more better, but this satisfies.

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When nobody says your 3-footer is good … ????

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I feel you, brother…

Doing it now actually.

This does seem a bit off…

I mean…doesnt winning kind of move you up?

DM @johnny_wunder

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GolfWRX Classifieds (07/03/20): Lefty Edition: Titleist U500, TaylorMade TP putter, Epon irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple…even lefty gear 😉

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Westcoastlefty – Custom Epon 302 Irons

These are big-time: aftermarket all-black s300 105s, BB and F co. ferrules (iykyk), and NEW Golf Pride MCC align plus 4 grips. If you’re a lefty this is a dream set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Epon 302s

Member matt70286 – Titleist U500 utility

This is quite possibly the fastest utility iron on the market, and lucky for the left-handers—if you swing from the right side you can own yourself one of these. Comes with a CK White, and for the rest of the details, check out the listing.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: U500 Utility

Member Camp007 – Left handed TaylorMade TP Putter

When it comes to underrated putters, TaylorMade could be the king. They have arguably introduced more technology into putters over the last decade than any other manufacturer, but seemingly fly under the radar. This is not an “under the radar putter” and considering the price, it’s a steal!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Lefty TM Soto

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Jim (Bones) Mackay is back! – will caddie at the Workday Charity Open and Memorial Tournament

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Now working as an on-course analyst, Jim (Bones) Mackay will return to caddying duties next week as a fill-in for Matthew Fitzpatrick.

Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport reported the news, with the caddie set to team up with the Englishman for next week’s Workday Charity Open and Memorial Tournament, two events which take place at Muirfield Village.

Per the report, Fitzpatrick’s full-time caddie, Billy Foster, has remained in Europe  during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the 25-year-old used Cayce Kerr as his temporary caddie for the opening three events of the tour’s restart.

Bones was on the bag of Phil Mickelson for over 25 years and after their mutual split in 2017 has been working as an on-course analyst for NBC/Golf Channel. He has, however, worked as a fill-in caddie before, carrying Justin Thomas’ clubs at the 2018 Sony Open.

After the Memorial Tournament, Fitzpatrick and Foster will resume their partnership at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational later this month.

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