Tony Romo favored to repeat in American Century Championship

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Tony Romo hasn’t made a PGA Tour cut, but the fact that he has played in two PGA Tour events this year makes him the favorite to repeat in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this week.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Romo with 5-2 odds with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder at 3-1 and Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz at 6-1 among the 93 celebrities entered in the tournament.

Six NFL head coaches, 16 active NFL, NBA and NHL players and 22 Hall of Famers will play.

Romo, 39, has worked hard on his golf game since retiring from the NFL.

The former Cowboys quarterback shot 15 over at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in March, missing the cut by 17 strokes, and missed the cut with an 8-over 150 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

In winning his first American Century Championship last year, Romo scored 71 points to beat Mulder by three points. The CBS analyst remains an amateur, so his $125,000 in winnings last year were distributed to tournament charities.

Among NFL players competing this weekend, Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert and Vikings receiver Adam Thielen have 50-1 odds; Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Washington quarterback Case Keenum and Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald have 75-1 odds; Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has 100-1 odds; and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has 500-1 odds.

Among NFL coaches, Mike Vrabel, Anthony Lynn, Matt Nagy, Frank Reich and Doug Pederson all are listed at 100-1, which is far better than Sean Payton at 2,000-1.

DeMarcus Ware has 5,000-1 odds, with Steve Young at 3,000-1.

12 responses to “Tony Romo favored to repeat in American Century Championship

  1. The former Cowboys quarterback shot 15 over at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in March, missing the cut by 17 strokes, and missed the cut with an 8-over 150 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

    Really dumb that he takes the place of a golfer that can actually play. Like the guy that won the 3M Open yesterday, he was a sponsees exemption.
    And no one is tuning into golf to watch Romo.

  2. Other Packers besides Aaron Rodgers playing in the tournament are Jordy Nelson, Charles Woodson, Sterling Sharpe, A.J. Hawk, and Doug Pederson.

    Aaron has played in the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, every year since 2005.

  3. Where is Josh Scobee? Invited in the past, top 5 finishes and now they don’t invite him back. Other “lesserbes” get the invite but since he got close to winning he does not get the call. Would much rather watch good shots vs. hack wannabes.

  4. jinnaizeeum – have you heard of ratings? Few are tuning in to watch a no-name younger player, even if he wins the tournament.

  5. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Other Packers besides Aaron Rodgers playing in the tournament are Jordy Nelson, Charles Woodson, Sterling Sharpe, A.J. Hawk, and Doug Pederson.

    Aaron has played in the American Century Championship in South Lake Tahoe, every year since 2005.

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    No one cares, Aaron Rodger’s head is too big now and destroying the Packers. Green Bay will still suck next year and many more to come.

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