Tony Romo fails in bid to make Safeway Open cut

It looks like Tony Romo will be able to make it to his Sunday night NFL football gig after all.

The 39-year-old accepted a sponsor’s invitation to this week’s Safeway Open, and had the golf world buzzing after firing a first-round 70 — two under par! — at Silverado’s North Course. Suddenly, the idea of making the cut seemed almost likely as opposed to laughable.

Unfortunately for Romo, it was not to be. Although he fought hard, grinding out back-to-back birdies to negate the two bogeys he suffered on his opening three holes, the red numbers largely dried up, and a further string of four ensuing bogeys on the front nine effectively ended Romo’s dreams of surviving the cut and playing into the weekend.

While Romo rallied in Round 1 with three birdies on his final five holes, his second nine was not as kind to him on Friday. He made three more bogeys, bring his grand total for the day to nine, with the lone bright spot on being his play on the par-5 16th, when he had a five-foot look at eagle. Unfortunately, even that was a miss, and he had to settle for birdie. Romo ended up shooting 78 in Round 2 — six over par — bringing him to four over par overall, which missed the cut by six shots.

With this tournament now in the books, Romo’s record now stands at four missed cuts in four PGA Tour appearances. But on the bright side, he didn’t finish dead last, his Thursday round was the best of his competitive career, and he did beat a handful of talented pros.

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