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Will Tony Romo make the cut at Safeway Open?

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Will Tony Romo make the cut at Safeway Open?

    Written by Staff @PGATOUR

    Since the 2017 NFL season, Tony Romo has spent his Sundays during the fall as the lead analyst for CBS’ top game each week. Prior to that, of course, he played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

    But perhaps this Sunday he’ll be playing golf.

    Romo is in the field at this week’s Safeway Open, playing on a sponsor exemption as part of the 144-man field at Silverado. It’s his fourth start at a PGA TOUR event, each one as an amateur.

    Romo is scheduled to work the Minnesota Vikings-Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field on Sunday, but CBS has given him permission to skip the game if he makes the cut.

    What are the chances of that happening? Well, here's a look at his previous TOUR results.


    2018 Corales Puntacana77-82 (+15)Finished last in 132-man field
    2019 Corales Puntacana79-80 (+15)Finished 127th (out of 128 finishers)
    2019 AT&T Byron Nelson76-74 (+8)Finished T148th (out of 153 finishers)

    Here's what our PGATOUR.COM experts expect from Romo this week at the Safeway Open.

    BEN EVERILL (Staff Writer): Has as much chance of making the cut as the Dolphins have of making the playoffs this season, so … 0%.

    SEAN MARTIN (Senior Editor): I'm going to say 5%. He's a fine amateur player but the PGA TOUR is the biggest stage in golf.

    MIKE McALLISTER (Managing Editor): I’ll say 1% … well, make it 2% since I grew up in Dallas as a Cowboys fan. But he’s beaten just five golfers (not including WDs) collectively in his three TOUR starts and has missed the cut by a collective 43 strokes. I’m no analytics expert but that doesn’t seem very promising.

    HELEN ROSS (Contributor): I’ll be generous and say 10%. He’s a solid amateur and obviously a talented athlete. But c’mon, this is the PGA TOUR. It's a totally different level.

    ANDREW TURSKY (Equipment Insider): His PGA TOUR playing competitors aren’t defensive lineman trying to rip his head off, and no one can keep him from firing career rounds and slipping under the cutline. The problem is, he hasn’t played very well in professional events, which may affect any confidence he may have had. I’ll go with 9%.

    CAMERON MORFIT (Staff Writer): I’ll say 5%, but that’s generous. The PGA TOUR is a whole other level, which athletes from other sports always have to learn the hard way.

    ROB BOLTON (Fantasy Insider): 0%. He’ll be back at his day job on the weekend.

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