This week he’s playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with pro Will Zalatoris, having a blast touring Monterey Peninsula on some of the world’s best golf courses.
Golf provides Romo, now 37, with his latest challenge, and when the competitive fire still burns within, he won’t pass on the chance to face the best players in the world.
Just as an athlete you always want to play and compete to get a chance to play with some of the best players in the world and get (the chance) to test your game and see what you got.” Despite being a long shot to make it where he plays for a living, it’s not unrealistic, for Romo has plenty of game.
His handicap for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is 0 and he has a plus-3 handicap index playing out of the Dallas National Golf Club, where he hooks up for rounds from time to time with Jordan Spieth.
Well, this week, Romo is in the ear of Zalatoris, a rookie playing just his second Tour event as a pro.
Romo is one of Zalatoris’ childhood heroes, and the two met at and now frequently play together at Bent Tree Golf Club in Dallas.
Now he knows he has to see more, especially when he could face complaints about taking the sponsor’s exemption at the Puntacana Resort & Club Championship which is played the same week as the Dell Technologies Match Play because he’s taking a spot from a professional.