STATELINE, Nev. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It’s back-to-back titles for Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback got his second-straight victory at the American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The current NFL on CBS analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to finish at 71 in the modified Stableford scoring system. Former pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner from 2015-17, was 10 points back after a 71 and a 24-point day.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For 12-Year-Old Girl Out Of Converse, Texas
Romo became the fourth player in tournament history to successfully defend the title. With Romo an amateur, the $125,000 first prize was donated to official tournament charity Stowers Institute for Medical Research.READ MORE: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Mental Health, Led To More Drug Abuse, CDC Says
“It’s an honor to win this tournament,” Romo said. “I came in with confidence and this is some of the best golf I’ve played these past few weeks. When I won last year, every shot mattered. This year, it was easier. That’s why we practice so much.”MORE NEWS: US To Deport 'Massive' Number Of Haitian Migrants From Texas Border Town
(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)