(Reuters) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo created some early excitement with an eagle at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Thursday but ultimately fumbled away his round to finish with a five-over-par 76.
Romo, playing as an amateur on a sponsor’s exemption, was two under through his first eight holes of the opening round of the PGA Tour event after chipping in from the edge of the green for eagle at the par-five seventh.
Quarterback - Clutches - Lineman - Shots - Trinity
But the 39-year-old fell to earth like a quarterback in the clutches of a defensive lineman after a rocky back nine that left him two shots out of dead last at the Trinity Forest Golf Club.
“I really hit some good shots, and I’m close,” Romo told reporters following his round.
Chance - While - Shots - Cost
“I had a chance to be under par pretty easily there for a while. And then two or three shots on the back nine cost me. But that’s golf.”
A double bogey at the ninth hole set Romo back, and after three pars he suffered another double at the 13th before...
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