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 ESPN.com, 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.