only after strenuous negotiations. Tony will
claim rust from not playing during football
season, but Ramiro is adamant that, “If he
wants a game he has to (give shots). I’m
not as long as he is. He’s very long. He’s
right around even par. He’s giving me
strokes. I’ll just say grudgingly he’ll give
me maybe one or two.”
There’s no question Tony Romo is long
off the tee. At Pebble Beach, Romo
reportedly told Woods, fellow competitor
Phil Mickelson and his amateur partner to
go ahead while he waited for the green to
clear on the par- 4 4th, which measured
331 yards for Sunday’s round.
“You guys have fun. Don’t worry about
me,” he was quoted as telling them.
“Oh, we won’t worry about you,” Woods
Romo didn’t quite drive the green but
his tee shot found a greenside bunker.
As would be expected from one so
competitive as Romo, he did not treat the
pro-am as the sort of celebrity lark that
naturally falls on the rich and famous. He
was not clowning around as Bill Murray
might, for example. Woods told reporters
at the time that before the event Romo
“has been calling me quite a bit, sending
me video of his swing, (saying) what can I
do, blah, blah, blah. He’s into the game.
“As we all know, he’s a hell of an athlete.
He can play just about any sport he wants.
Whatever he picks up he can do.”
Again, Romo deflected such talk, includ-
ing that of the announcers who lavished so
much praise on his Sunday play.
“No, they were just being silly,” he said,
adding that the comments did not cause
him grief from teammates or friends when
he returned from the tournament.