Thanks to Shoshana for keeping me posted on the news while I was busy sunning myself on the beach — including the chatter about Tiger Woods kicking off his 2012 PGA Tour schedule at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which the AP’s Doug Ferguson insinuated in November. On New Year’s Day a tweet from Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel triggered rumors that Tiger and Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo will play together at Pebble Beach, where the pros team up with celebs to compete in a tournament within the tournament.
With the Cowboys season finished, Romo has some time to get his game in shape or just dust off the rust. Unlike most pro athletes of other sports who aspire to compete in the pro ranks, Romo actually can play. In 2010 he made it through the U.S. Open local qualifier (in a playoff, no less) to advance to the sectional qualifier. Unfortunately, due to weather delays, he had to withdraw from the 36-hole event (but he wasn’t playing well, anyway) because he had a Cowboys team obligation the following day. In 2011 he gave it a go again, but he didn’t make it through the local qualifying.
Last time Romo and Tiger played a round together was during a pro-am at Congressional for the AT&T National in 2009.
I’m sure we’ll get confirmation soon enough — well, at least whether Tiger is playing by the Friday before tournament week deadline at 5pm ET (February 3rd, I believe). Who wouldn’t want to watch Tiger-Romo at Pebble Beach?
(AP Photo/Rob Carr)