One of the most recognizable names in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field is heading home early.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo withdrew from the tournament early Saturday morning ahead of Round 3, where he was set to play with pro partner Jim Furyk. The duo shot 70-65 in the first two rounds and was near the bottom of the pack at 8 under, 10 shots behind 36-hole leaders Scott Langley and Dan Rose. Amateur Trent Newby took Romo’s place alongside Furyk in Round 3.
Romo left early due to “a commitment at home,” according to a PGA Tour tweet. He was clearly enjoying himself Friday afternoon and nearly holed out from a patio at Pebble Beach’s 15th hole for a spectacular highlight.
Romo teed it up at a local U.S. Open qualifier last year and failed to advance through the first stage of Web.com Tour qualifying school in the fall.
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The four-time Pro Bowl selection has also expressed interest in working golf tournaments as an analyst to go with his NFL duties. He arrived at Pebble Beach just days after calling the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.