Feb
9
2012
Tony Romo Has Been Pestering Tiger for Tips (*Update)
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Romo with his bestest friend ever.

I may have spent a good portion of the afternoon sitting in a darkened room in a drizzle-soaked and recession-ravaged city, but Stephanie’s been out gallavanting around Monterey, where, among other things, she got some face-time with Tiger’s pro-am partner, Tony Romo.

For those of you who aren’t already familiar with Romo’s pedigree, he’s probably the most adept of celebrity golfers. A plus-three handicap, he’ll be playing off scratch in this week’s team competition.

Mindful of both that challenge and his company, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback has been taking his preparation very seriously.

“He’s been grinding hard,” Woods said Tuesday. “It’s been cool to see. He’s been calling me quite a bit, sending me video of his swing, [saying] what can I do, what can I do, blah, blah, blah. He’s into the game.”

Asked to elaborate on Tiger’s tip, Romo acted like it was a football play that he couldn’t share with competitors. “I can’t tell you that stuff,” he said.

Romo said he’s looking forward to getting back to the competitive arena and seeing how he reacts under pressure, which he can use as a tool to improve in football.

“You’ve got to be able to come back from a couple bogeys the same way you come back on Sunday,” Romo said. “Mentally, you’ve got to put yourself in the moment, hit the right shot and make the right pass. It’s exciting for me to feel that and be out there. I just love competition, and Tiger is a great guy, so we’ll enjoy it.”

There’s more from Steph, including an interview with Kip Henley, here.

Conor Nagle

Update: And there was even more from me on Wednesday!

*Pre-tournament story on Dustin Johnson getting dialed in with a new driver and trying to temper his exasperating with putting. (He made me look pretty good when he shot 63 in the first round.)

*Joe LaCava, Tiger Woods’ caddie, says his boss is pain-free and ready to play.