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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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How much each player won at the 2019 BMW PGA Championship

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Last week saw the European Tour’s flagship event take place and with it the return to the winner’s circle of 2016 Masters champ Danny Willett. The Englishman’s brilliant display at Wentworth was worth a seven-figure payday for the 31-year-old, while for runner-up Jon Rahm, his impressive performance brought him a check for €704,438.

With plenty of big names in action and a $7 million prize purse up for grabs, here’s how much each player who made the cut won at last week’s BMW PGA Championship.

1 Danny Willett €1,056,662

2 Jon Rahm €704,438

3 Christiaan Bezuidenhout €396,884

T4 Billy Horschel €292,908

T4 Patrick Reed €292,908

T6 Rafael Cabrera Bello €206,050

T6 Richie Ramsay €206,050

8 Justin Rose €158,500

T9 Andrew Johnston €134,408

T9 Rory Mcilroy €134,408

T11 Paul Casey €109,259

T11 Viktor Hovland €109,259

T11 Shane Lowry €109,259

T14 Kurt Kitayama €93,198

T14 Francesco Molinari €93,198

T14 Rooyen Van Rooyen €93,198

T17 Romain Langasque €80,518

T17 Shubhankar Sharma €80,518

T17 Henrik Stenson €80,518

T17 Bernd Wiesberger €80,518

T21 Ashley Chesters €71,642

T21 Andrew Putnam €71,642

T21 Paul Waring €71,642

T24 Joakim Lagergren €66,887

T24 Jordan Smith €66,887

T26 Tapio Pulkkanen €63,083

T26 Aaron Rai €63,083

T28 Robert Macintyre €58,328

T28 Alex Noren €58,328

T28 Matthias Schwab €58,328

T31 Ross Fisher €50,086

T31 Sam Horsfield €50,086

T31 Miguel Angel Jiménez €50,086

T31 Joost Luiten €50,086

T31 Richard Sterne €50,086

T31 Julian Suri €50,086

T37 Benjamin Hebert €43,112

T37 Mikko Korhonen €43,112

T37 Mike Lorenzo-Vera €43,112

T37 Thomas Pieters €43,112

T41 Gonzalo Fdez-Castaño €37,406

T41 Søren Kjeldsen €37,406

T41 Renato Paratore €37,406

T41 Matt Wallace €37,406

T41 Ashun Wu €37,406

T46 Matthew Fitzpatrick €31,066

T46 Padraig Harrington €31,066

T46 Marcus Kinhult €31,066

T46 Russell Knox €31,066

T46 Andrea Pavan €31,066

T51 Kiradech Aphibarnrat €24,092

T51 Alexander Björk €24,092

T51 Tony Finau €24,092

T51 Haotong Li €24,092

T51 Yusaku Miyazato €24,092

T51 Chris Wood €24,092

T57 Nicolas Colsaerts €19,020

T57 Scott Jamieson €19,020

T57 Martin Kaymer €19,020

T60 Tommy Fleetwood €16,801

T60 Branden Grace €16,801

T60 Julien Guerrier €16,801

T60 Ian Poulter €16,801

T64 Steven Brown €13,948

T64 Ernie Els €13,948

T64 Edoardo Molinari €13,948

T64 Alvaro Quiros €13,948

T64 Sebastian Soderberg €13,948

T69 Robert Coles €11,806

T69 Trevor Immelman €11,806

71 George Coetzee €9,510

72 Gavin Green €9,506

72 David Law €9,506

74 Andy Sullivan €9,501

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How much each player won at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

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The 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship provided the first playoff finish in almost a year on Tour, and it saw Sebastian Munoz triumph for his first PGA Tour title. Along with the trophy, the Colombian claimed the winner’s check worth $1,188,000 – the biggest prize in the event’s history.

It was a heartbreaking finish for Sungjae Im, who finished runner-up after bogeying the first playoff hole, but the South-Korean collected $719,400 for his efforts last week.

There was a total prize purse of $6.6 million up for grabs in Mississippi, and here is a look at what each player who made the cut at the Sanderson Farms took home in terms of cash.

1: Sebastian Munoz, -18, $1,188,000

2: Sungjae Im, -18, $719,400

3: Byeong Hun An, -17, $455,400

T4: Kevin Streelman, -16, $297,000

T4: Carlos Ortiz, -16, $297,000

T6: Bronson Burgoon, -15, $208,230

T6: Dylan Frittelli, -15, $208,230

T6: George McNeill, -15, $208,230

T6: Harris English, -15, $208,230

T6: Dominic Bozzelli, -15, $208,230

T11: Lanto Griffin, -14, $153,450

T11: J.T. Poston, -14, $153,450

T11: Cameron Percy, -14, $153,450

T14: Brian Harman, -13, $123,750

T14: Zach Johnson, -13, $123,750

T16: Cameron Tringale, -12, $110,550

T16: Scottie Scheffler, -12, $110,550

T18: Denny McCarthy, -11, $87,450

T18: Garrett Osborn, -11, $87,450

T18: Richy Werenski, -11, $87,450

T18: Zack Sucher, -11, $87,450

T18: Fabián Gómez, -11, $87,450

T23: Peter Uihlein, -10, $59,070

T23: Adam Long, -10, $59,070

T23: David Hearn, -10, $59,070

T23: Charley Hoffman, -10, $59,070

T23: Robert Streb, -10, $59,070

T28: Brian Stuard, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Robby Shelton, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Shawn Stefani, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Cameron Davis, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Scott Stallings, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Cameron Champ, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Mark Anderson, -9, $42,363.75

T28: Stewart Cink, -9, $42,363.75

T36: Adam Schenk, -8, $32,780

T36: Tommy Gainey, -8, $32,780

T36: J.J. Spaun, -8, $32,780

T39: Davis Riley, -7, $26,730

T39: Aaron Wise, -7, $26,730

T39: Emiliano Grillo, -7, $26,730

T39: Michael Gellerman, -7, $26,730

T39: Tom Hoge, -7, $26,730

T39: Scott Brown, -7, $26,730

T45: Ben Crane, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Sam Burns, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Anirban Lahiri, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Jamie Lovemark, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Peter Malnati, -6, $18,828.86

T45: Vincent Whaley, -6, $18,828.85

T45: Brandt Snedeker, -6, $18,828.85

T52: Doc Redman, -5, $16,038 T52: Roberto Castro, -5, $16,038

T54: Joaquin Niemann, -4, $15,312

T54: Bo Hoag, -4, $15,312

T54: Sebastian Cappelen, -4, $15,312

T54: Jonathan Byrd, -4, $15,312

T54: Bill Haas, -4, $15,312

T54: Russell Henley, -4, $15,312

60: Xinjun Zhang, -3, $14,850

T61: Rafael Campos, -2, $14,520

T61: Patrick Rodgers, -2, $14,520

T61: Alex Cejka, -2, $14,520

T61: Si Woo Kim, -2, $14,520

T65: Chase Seiffert, -1, $14,124

T65: Brian Gay, -1, $14,124

67: Ricky Barnes: +2, $13,926

68: Daniel Chopra: +6, $13,794

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (9.20.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Lajosi Putters using a mix of tellurium copper and stainless damascus on this flat-stick.

Craziness on the course!

Restored Ping Anser 4 from Kick Stand Putters.

Inventive work from Dormie Workshop.

Great shot of Toronto Golf Club courtesy of Drew Harvey.

Custom Scotty Cameron Newport 2 from The Golf Garage.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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