Tony Romo wins the Racine Tri-Course Amateur by 9 Shots
Tony Romo blasts out of a bunker at Meadowbrook CC (Journal Times photo)
Tony Romo blasts out of a bunker at Meadowbrook CC (Journal Times photo)

RACINE, WI (July 8, 2018) - Don’t be fooled by Tony Romo finishing dead last in a PGA Tour event earlier this year: The dude is still very good at golf.

Per The Journal Times, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback won the Racine Tri-Course Amateur Championship – a local amateur event in Wisconsin – by nine shots on Sunday, easily taking the title.

His lead was five entering the final round, and Romo cruised in nearly doubling his final margin of victory at Meadowbrook Country Club (his home course, which hosted the final round after Racine Country Club was the site for Round 1 and H.F. Johnson Park Golf Course played host in the second round). He boasted a birdie-birdie finish as well and had a 7-under-208 total – good for the second-lowest score in tournament history.

His nine-shot triumph was the second largest margin of victory in the event, and this win also marks his second at the tournament (he also captured the title in 2004).

“I stayed aggressive,” Romo told The Journal Times. “I took mostly conservative lines and aggressive swings, and that’s the approach you take when you have a lead. When you’re hitting it as solid as I’ve been hitting it, you can trust it — commit to the swing and hit it.

“I was able to do that throughout the week. It was hard to do when you’re not hitting it where you’re aiming, but I was (doing that) this week.”

So yes, the 38-year-old does still have plenty of game.

Does it match up with what a PGA Tour player has to offer? Not at this point, no. But his performance on Tour was proof once again of just how high a level it is to be a PGA Tour-caliber player.

Romo’s still a great player and can dominate a field. It just depends what level you put him at.

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ABOUT THE Racine Tri-Course Amateur

Started in 1962, this championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament held over three courses in Racine County, Wisconsin. It is open to all Racine County golfers and has Regular and Senior (ages 55+) divisions. A cut is made to the top half of the field after 36 holes.

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