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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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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.

Two Chi-Town Inspired Putters coming to the Hive tomorrow from Bettinardi.

Drew Harrie showcasing the risk & reward seventh hole at Kelowna Golf and Country Club in BC.

Some great looking “Motor City” inspired headcovers from The Winston Collection.

Any WRXers ready to take the plunge on Honma irons?

“Horsepower” headcovers from Dormie Workshop!

Sawyer Co. Golf has created this beauty of a ballmarker for all of the Tiger fans out there.

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

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81-year-old golfer makes 2 hole-in-ones during 6-hole stretch

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Making an ace is a life goal of many amateur golfers, and the prospect of making two in one round would understandably be unfathomable to most. But that’s precisely what 81-year-old golfer, Chuck Miller, pulled off, and what’s more, he achieved the feat in a six-hole stretch — holing out twice with the same club.

Miller, who is a 20+ handicapper, was playing at the Cortez Course in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and used a six iron for both his ace on the 135 yard 12th hole and 138 yard 17th.

Speaking to Kark.com, Miller talked about how his first ace was a perfect strike and the emotions he felt when it happened.

“When the first one went in on the 12th hole, I was really excited. It was a great shot over the front bunker onto the green; it bounced once or twice and went into the cup. We all jumped and shouted.”

While, his second ace of the day was more relatable, with Miller calling it a “total fluke”.

“I sculled my tee shot on 17. It never got much off the ground and hit the ground only about 70 or 80 yards from the tee. Since the ground was dry and the hill sloped downwards, the ball continued to roll. It rolled past the front left bunker guarding the green and rolled onto the green.

Once the ball got onto the green, one of my playing partners yelled it’s going to go into the hole – and damned if it didn’t. I was thrilled but couldn’t believe such a lousy shot ended up in the hole.”

Miller’s only other hole in one came 45 years ago, and two days before his achievement he said he also shot his age on the course.

Known as the “Traveling Guy”, Miller once played in every state in one year, documenting the journey in his book “Golfing the U.S: Reflections on a 50-Week, 50-State Golf Odyssey.”

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.25.19)

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How do you like the alignment aid on this Series 54M-VA, WRXers?

An ode to David Ross’ home run from game seven of the 2016 World Series from Swag.

Liberty Ballmarkers with these new clean additions.

Slick looking “Winner Winner” covers dropping this week from Positive Vibes Golf.

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Great shot of Black Bear Ridge GC in Belleville, Canada.

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