Tony Romo withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-Am to attend Wade Wilson’s funeral

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Former NFL quarterback and broadcasting wunderkind Tony Romo loves golf. But he stepped away from one of golfs marquee events to pay his respects to a man who coached Romo for most of his career.

Via, Romo withdrew from the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to attend the funeral of Wade Wilson. Romo didn’t disclose the reason for leaving, describing it simply as a “commitment at home.”

Wilson served as Romo’s position coach from 2007 through 2017, returning to Dallas in Romo’s first full season as a starter and remaining there for the duration of Romo’s tenure with the team.

Romo, a scratch golfer who had been paired with Jim Furyk, went viral on Friday with a shot from the carpeted patio of a hospitality tent that nearly went in the hole.