The Super Bowl announcing tandem of Tony Romo and Jim Nantz have been through plenty together. Sure, being on the call for the New England Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest sporting event of the year is quite the experience. But in terms of unique moments, it’s tough to beat a hole-in-one, and that’s exactly what Romo made…in Nantz’s backyard.
Need some backstory? Understandable. To start, Jim Nantz has a short par-3 in the backyard of his California home. The hole is fashioned as a small replica of Pebble Beach’s No. 7. Pretty good, right? It gets even better. Nantz’s cache means there’s never a shortage of characters making their way to the tee. See Dan Patrick, below, for one example.
And then there’s Nantz’s CBS broadcasting partner on the golf side, Nick Faldo, who seems to frequent the establishment. Here he fires approaches as his host goes Full Nantz, doing play-by-play with the Masters theme song blaring.
But it’s an even more selective list that have made an ace at the hole. A rock honors those who have conquered it. Faldo joined their ranks last February, in another memorable moment happily captured on video.
The rock brings us back to the person who originally got us here: Tony Romo. You can see in the first Nantz and Faldo video when they pan to the rock: There are several names engraved. David Feherty and Brandt Snedeker are there, plus Romo. That’s quite the group to join.
Romo is, of course, quite the stick himself. He has won a number of amateur tournaments and regularly attempts U.S. Open qualifying. He even made his PGA Tour debut in 2018, accepting a sponsor’s exemption into the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship — though he finished last.
Romo had more success at Q-school this fall, attempting to qualify his way onto the Web.com tour. Through a bizarre set of circumstances involving a late DQ to another player, Romo ended up squeezing his way through pre-qualifying (the first of four steps to Web.com status) by a single shot. He struggled at First Stage, but suggested he’d be back in the future. We haven’t seen the last of Tony Romo’s golf game yet.