Tony & Tiger to Team Up, Tee Off

The Cowboys' quarterback and arguably the best golfer of all time will pair for a pro-am tournament next month

By Scott M. Crisp
|  Wednesday, Jun 24, 2009  |  Updated 2:39 PM PDT
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Tony & Tiger to Team Up, Tee Off

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Romo failed to make the cut for the US Open last month.

Tony Romo, who has publicly expressed admiration for Tiger Woods in the past, will team up with the tour-pro for 18 holes next month at the Earl D. Woods Memorial Pro-Am at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

The tournament is set for July 1, and presents (ostensibly) an opportunity for the pair to talk golf, winning, and dating ultra-hot blond girls.
 
Interestingly, Woods chose Romo out of a field that includes Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, receiver Antwaan Randle-El and Bruce Boudreau, head coach of the Washington Capitals; this in the heart of Redskins country.
 
This has already caused a palpable tremor in the greater DC area.
 
The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg asks, rhetorically, “For your Pro-Am playing partner, you're choosing the most-hated player from D.C.'s most-hated team? At an event where the quarterback of D.C.'s most-beloved team, plus a fun-loving beloved coach with a 9 handicap, were also potential playing partners?”
 
Steinberg has a point.
 
But if DC fans think they’ve reached the height of incredulity with respect to the Tony Romo show, they’re sorely mistaken.
 
Romo’s gal-pal Jessica Simpson will sing the National Anthem to kick off the event.
 
Does anyone else find this vaguely funny?

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