By Dana Niland
He’s been an all-pro quarterback and a celebrated television announcer, and now Tony Romo is trying his hand again at being a pro golfer.
And he’s coming back to the Dominican Republic to do it.
Tony Romo will be playing his second PGA Tour event on a sponsor’s exemption at the upcoming Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic later this month.
The 2019 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will mark the second time Romo will compete as an individual against PGA TOUR professionals in the same competition.
“Golf has been a passion of mine throughout my life, giving me another athletic outlet to hone my skills and compete,” Romo said. “The opportunity to compete at the highest levels of golf, the PGA TOUR event, was a dream come true for me. I’m thankful to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship for inviting me to join them once again this year, and I’m excited at the chance to compete against the best of the best.”
Playing as an amateur, Romo will look to make the cut for the first time in his second official PGA TOUR start, following his 2018 start at Corales.
Since Romo competed in the inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in 2018, he won two golf tournaments in the summer of 2018, including the American Century Championship in Nevada.
“It was an honor to have Tony Romo to join us for our inaugural year, and we are delighted that he has accepted our offer to play in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship again this year,” said Grupo Puntacana Founder and Chairman Frank Rainieri. “Tony continues to grow and achieve at golf just as he rose to greatness during his football career. It’s going to be exciting to watch him play Corales again.”
The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship is in its second year on the PGA TOUR schedule, previously having a two-year run as a Web.com Tour event.