Video: Cowboys Legend Tony Romo Eagles on 1st Hole of Veritex Bank Championship

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 22, 2021

Tony Romo prepares to putt on the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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NFL retirement appears to be working wonders for Tony Romo's golf game.

The Dallas Cowboys legend carded an eagle with this chip shot on his first hole at the Veritex Bank Championship on Thursday:

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Generational touch. πŸˆβ›³οΈ @DallasCowboys alum @TonyRomo makes eagle on his opening hole @VBChampionship! https://t.co/5ueU1mvVCV

Romo received a sponsor's exemption to play in this weekend's event on the Korn Ferry Tour. This marks his first appearance in a professional tournament since theΒ Price Cutter Charity Championship in July. The four-time Pro Bowler had to withdraw after four holes because of a wrist injury.

"It's been three or four years now for me going out and attacking each day," RomoΒ told reportersΒ leading up to the Veritex Bank Championship. "I'm starting to see all the hard work starting to pay off."

While he still had 17 holes to play, his great start is an indication that the hard work he put in could make him a quality player in professional events.


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