Tiger Woods calls Tony Romo 'a hell of a golfer'

Tiger Woods talked about Pebble Beach Pro-Am partner Tony Romo while discussing this weekend's tournament with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez.

Woods said the Cowboys' quarterback has been calling, texting and sending video of his swing.

"He's just so fired up about playing," Woods said of Romo. "He's a hell of a golfer to begin with. He's a scratch golfer. To him this is like a dream come true for him to come out and play in this type of event."

Woods said Romo's goal is to finish on top of the leaderboard.

"He wants to not just make the cut," Woods said. "He wants to win the tournament so he's trying to figure out, 'How many birdies I need to make and blah blah blah.' And I said, 'OK, well, why don't we just both play well at the same time.'"

Woods will play with Romo in the pro-am format that requires each team to play at Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Monterrey Peninsula Country Club over the first three rounds. The cut is then made after 54 holes, with all pros and the top amateur teams advancing to the final round Sunday at Pebble Beach.