Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tony Romo returns to the fairways
By Dan Graziano
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will once again tee it up with John Daly at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am early next month, according to ESPNDallas.com's Todd Archer. Romo missed the final 10 games of the season with a broken left collarbone, so obviously he's feeling much better now.
Romo takes the biggest shoulder turn I've seen on the celebrity circuit since Billy Joe Tolliver arrived on the scene. And it won't help that he's playing alongside Daly, regarded as one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour -- even after lapband surgery. Archer and I were fortunate enough to play Pebble Beach during a Cowboys road trip several years ago and my tee shot off No. 1 haunts me to this day.
I'm sure there will be Cowboys fans who don't like the fact that Romo's already dusting off his golf clubs this offseason, but that's what the guy does. He apparently wanted to make a run at playing late in the Cowboys season, but the club wisely placed him on injured reserve. This Pro-Am will be his first form of competition in more than three months, and Romo's never been one to worry too much about perception.
Archer discovered this news because he's apparently an avid follower of Daly's Twitter account:
"After Qatar I'll head back and team up my Cowboys partner Tony Romo at Pebble Beach once again this year!" Daly tweeted earlier this week.
Daly was the surprise guest speaker at a Lapband Conference in San Antonio on Tuesday and now he'll prepare for the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Calif.