Updated Aug, 2, 10:30 PM ET
Clock management – it’s a skill every quarterback needs.
Tony Romo is a former NFL QB who apparently let his clock-management skills erode. On Wednesday in the second round of the Western Amateur, the former Dallas Cowboys signal-caller was hit with a one-stroke penalty for slow play on the way to missing the cut.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Romo was the only player in his group to be penalized. “He was very gracious about it,” Western Golf Association tournament chief Vince Pellegrino said. “His group fell behind and missed two checkpoints. The others in the group did not receive a penalty. They made an effort to close the gap. Tony readily accepted it.”
In the first round at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Romo closed with a pair of triple-bogey 7s. He did, however, finish ahead of Tianlang Guan, the former 14-year-old who competed in the Masters.
The final score for Romo: 80-82–162 MC.