Tony Romo plays rollercoaster first round in PGA Tour debut

Tony Romo (Getty Pictures)

Very similar to his days in the NFL, Tony Romo had his ups and downs Thursday as he made his PGA Tour debut on the Corales Puntacana Resort & Membership Championship and scored a 5-over seventy seven in his first round.

The previous Cowboys quarterback had an inauspicious begin to the first round with again-to-again bogeys, however rallied with birdies on the fourth and fifth holes. A bogey and one other birdie over the subsequent seven holes stored Romo at even par earlier than a disastrous stretch dropped him approach down the leaderboard.

A bogey on the par-four thirteenth was adopted with a double-bogey on 14 and again-to-again bogeys on 15 and sixteen to push the 4-time Professional Bowl choice to five over on the day.

“I hit two poor tee balls. I simply didn’t decide to it and it put me in a troublesome spot to only make a par,” Romo advised the Golf Channel after his round. “Finally over 18 holes and seventy two, your flaws begin to present sooner or later. However that’s why you compete, so you possibly can go apply.

Romo completed his round with two pars to remain at 5 over and stroll off the course 14 strokes behind chief Brice Garnett and tied for 108th.

“I hit a whole lot of good photographs and ended up a pair occasions in some poor spots, however you study the golf course as you play it all through the week,” Romo stated. “We had it going for slightly bit. We have been shut.”

Romo tees off his second round at 1 p.m. ET on Friday.