Tony Romo and Tiger Woods tied for 25th
February, 9, 2012
Talk about a power couple.
Tony Romo is paired with Tiger Woods for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback contributed his fair share of shots in the first round Thursday.
Woods made six birdies and two bogeys for a 4-under 68 and a share of 15th place, five shots off the lead. Romo, who does not get any strokes because he is a scratch golfer, made pars on the two holes Woods bogeyed (Nos. 13 and 4) and birdied the par-5 14th with a little advice from Woods, who helped with the read on the birdie putt.
That put the pair at 7 under as a team in the best-ball format, good for 25th place.
Romo seemed to have a bit of stage fright, which seems strange for a guy used to competing in front of 70,000 screaming fans. Of course, he's not playing golf in front of them, and even a strong player like Romo is going to have some jitters in a setting such as this.
"He's an outstanding player and competitor,'' Romo said. "Anybody who walks along and sees the shots knows he's hitting the ball well. He's got a great shot this week.''
Romo and Woods started their round at Spyglass Hill on No. 10. They will tee off Friday at 11:17 a.m. CT on No. 1 at the Monterey Peninsula course.
Bob Harig of ESPN.com contributed to this report.