Tony Romo Giving Up Golf - For Now
By Torleif Sorenson on 7/2/14
National Football League star quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys is one of the better golfers among professional athletes in other sports. His USGA handicap has been reported at various times from +1 to +3.3. But Romo has undergone two operations on his back, including a microdiscectomy — the same procedure Tiger Woods underwent in March — last December.

As a result, Romo has not played golf since April of 2013 — and apparently will not again anytime soon. Quoted by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Romo talked about his experiences — and setting aside golf for awhile:
"Sometimes, you put yourself in a tough position when coming off a surgery. That's why we have a pitch count with me throwing and why we do it that way.

"You've got to get yourself healthy, then figure out where you're at and go from there for everything. It's not just golf. It's a way you live life.

"I don't think about it as [giving up] golf. It's just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field."
Romo is known for playing heavily during the off-season. Given his +3 USGA handicap / shot index, Romo was an unsurprising inclusion in tournaments like the American Century Championship (where he finished as runner-up in 2009, 2010, and 2011) and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Your humble correspondent is no expert on American football (Australian Rules happens to be my favorite code of football), but it should not take an expert to guess that, when Romo retires from the NFL, he will probably return to golf in earnest. Then we can see more moments like this:

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[ comments ]
slimpks1850 says:
My wife said Romo was checking her out @ the 2012 American Century Championship. I told her he was gay.

Also - he snap hooked his drive down the Par5 16th into a womans face. Ouch!
Wes11point5 says:
I am sure he has a few more years of 8-8 ahead of him!
jasonfish11 says:
I think srogers is a Romo fan.
srogers13 says:
I hope he stays at QB with the Cowboys and Jerry Jones stays their GM for at least ten more years.
mjaber says:
If Jones keeps trading for retired players, Romo will be lucky to make it 3 more years.
GolfSmith7 says:
He has a better chance at winning a regular pga golf tournament then winning a Super Bowl with Dallas lol
falcon50driver says:
It's too bad we can't fire the owner. I've never liked him since he treated Tom Landry so shabbily. Then my highschool classmate Jimmy Johnson won him a couple of superbowls and gets unceremoniously fired because of Jones' ego.
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