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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Tony Romo, Tiger Woods make charge at Pebble



Tony Romo will be playing on Sunday after all.

Tony Romo
Tony Romo and Tiger Woods had plenty to smile about after their third round at Pebble Beach.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Tiger Woods vaulted all the way up to a tie for 15th in the best-ball team competition Saturday after a 9-under 63, putting them at 19 under overall after three rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Romo’s chances at being around on Sunday looked slim when the duo dropped into a tie for 50th place after Friday’s second round (only the top 25 teams make the cut). But Romo and Woods, who made a charge of his own with a 5-under 67, got off to a quick start with Romo making birdie on No. 10, the team’s first hole of the day.

Woods bogeyed the par-3 12th but finished his front nine with birdies on five of the last six holes. Romo birdied No. 15 and nearly birdied 16, but his chip lipped out. He got unlucky again on No. 17 when his blast from the greenside bunker rolled around the cup and stayed out.

Romo knocked his approach shot close on No. 1 and sank the putt for another birdie and followed that up with birdie on the second. Woods also made birdie on No. 2, and he parred the final eight holes coming home. He is alone in third place at 11 under and trails leader Charlie Wi by four shots heading into the final round.

Romo finished his birdie binge after another shot in tight to the short par-3 seventh hole.