Tony Romo Hits Golf Ball into Hospitality Tent, Follows Up with Insane Approach


CBS Sports lead NFL analyst Tony Romo made the shot of the tournament at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, California.

During the tournament’s second round on Friday, the former Cowboys quarterback hit his drive on the par-4 15th hole a bit wide. Well, maybe more than a bit. His drive went so wide that the ball came to rest on the deck of a hospitality tent located on the course.

He had to move some furniture around, but otherwise, he had a shot at the green. So Romo decided to hit the ball off the deck, literally, rather than take a drop.

What came next was a little Romo magic:

Pope Francis Denies One of the Most Basic Tenets of Christianity in '60 Minutes' Interview

“It’s a good lie, though, Tony,” a fan could be heard saying as Romo took his practice swings.

“It is a good lie,” Romo responded.

Then, one of the announcers gave us some prescient insight.

“Come on, Tony,” he said. “Zip it in the hole.”

Do you think this was the best shot of the tournament?

With that, Romo hit the ball onto the green within a few inches of the hole.

“Come on,” the other announcer said. “What a year this man’s having.”

“Touchdown!” he added. Almost on cue, Romo raised his hands in the air as if to make the sign of a touchdown. Romo then tapped the ball into the hole for a most unlikely birdie.

“I don’t think anything will top that today,” the second announcer said.

Romo, of course, is an excellent golfer. He made his PGA Tour debut last March at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.

UFC Champ Calls NFL 'Spineless' After League Condemns Harrison Butker's Speech - 'Designed to Destroy America'

He’s also tried, though unsuccessfully, to qualify for the U.S. Open.

This time around, Romo withdrew from the Pebble Beach tournament on Saturday to attend the funeral of former Cowboys assistant coach Wade Wilson, who died on Feb. 1 at the age of 60.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , ,
Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
Languages Spoken
Topics of Expertise