This is the year that Tony Romo is expected to take the final step to winning it all.
No, not the Super Bowl. We’re talking about the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.
Romo has finished second in the Lake Tahoe tournament the last three years and is the favorite this year. Harrah’s Sportsbook has put 5-2 odds on Romo winning next weekend’s event.
Of course, any mention of Romo playing in an offseason golf event is certain to elicit reactions complaining about him not being focused enough on football. Never mind that he’s one of six active starting quarterbacks scheduled to play in the tournament, a group that includes MVP Aaron Rodgers (50-1 odds).
Plus, it’s a pretty safe bet that Romo will get in a throwing session or two over the weekend. His two favorite receivers – Jason Witten (30-1) and Miles Austin (40-1) – are also scheduled to play in the tournament the weekend before reporting to training camp.