You won’t be seeing Tony Romo at the range when he’s not playing football, anymore – the NFL quarterback says he’s given up golf to make sure his back stays healthy.
As reported by Pro Football Talk and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo said he has competed with himself to try and get his back, plagued by injuries and surgeries, to a spot where he’s happy, comfortable and healthy. The Dallas Cowboys star is a big fan of golf — he boasts a +3.3 handicap — and a friend of Tiger Woods, having played with him previously in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and having followed him extensively at this year’s masters.
“Well, I love football,” he said when asked if he was making a sacrifice by giving up golf. “I think what you find is that you love the game of football so much that it’s easy to have other things take a backseat.”
These are familiar words from Romo, who announced in July 2014 that he was giving up the game…also to focus on his back.
Back then, he told the Dallas Morning News: “I don’t think about it as [giving up] golf. It’s just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field.”
If he really does hang up the clubs, the Romo family’s golf game will probably do just fine if his wife and son have anything to say about it.