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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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Tiger Woods reveals his favorite piece of equipment from his workshop

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Just like us, Tiger Woods is an equipment nut, and this week on Episode 7 of Golf Digest’s and Golf TV’s 13-part mini-series “At home with Tiger Woods”, the 15-time major champion showed off his workshop.

Woods gave host Henni Koyack a tour of his shop, and when asked which piece of equipment in the workshop was Woods’ favorite, the 44-year-old went straight for the grinder.

“The grinder. I sit here, and I just kind of, grind whatever wedge configuration I’ve wanted. And this is like my third belt that I’ve used here.”

Woods also revealed that he would once grind more to get his wedge configurations just right, how his process has evolved, and he also had a warning for club builders.

“As my technique has changed throughout the years, I’ve used different bounce configurations. And lately, this one’s worked, but the problem is once you shave down the club there’s no coming back.

And so, it’s taking it little by little … take too much off; now I have to try a whole new wedge.”

Check out “At home with Tiger Woods – Ep 7″.

 

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Korn Ferry Tour players face the longest par-5 in pro golf this week

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It’s TPC Colorado Championship week on the Korn Ferry Tour, and for the pros teeing it up, they will face the daunting task of the par-5 13th hole which measures an eye-popping 773 yards.

While the hole is almost half a mile in distance, players will benefit from the high altitude in Colorado, which will make the ball fly further than usual.

In 2019, the hole ranked just the eighth most challenging hole at TPC Colorado, with players averaging 5.072 on the hole for the week.

The hole bests the previous longest pro tour par-5 by 83 yards, which was the 690-yard hole back at the PGA Tour’s 1991 Tucson Open at The Gallery GC.

At last year’s D+D Real Slovakia Challenge event on the Challenge Tour, players faced an even longer hole measuring 783-yards, though in that case, the hole played as a par-6.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.2.20)

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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

Cool looking custom wave pattern on these Callaway Jaws wedges.

Clean lines all the way from Embrace Putters.

Great shots of Raven Golf Club – Phoenix courtesy of Zoe.

Behind the scenes with Cushman.

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Been a while since we’ve done one of these!

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Awesome looking cover from Rawhide.

Nice giveaway from Close Up Golf.

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

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