Latest Golf News (Week 2 February 2018)

Tony Romo Takes Up Golf as his latest sport

Football television analyst, Antonio Romo is now trying his hand at golf.  He played at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with Will Zalatoris, hence being able to play on some of the best golf courses of the world. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is well known to have a competitive fire and great enthusiasm for sports in general. Romo will reportedly make his PGA tour debut in March this year, at the Puntacana Resort and Club Championship on a sponsor’s exemption. The 37-year-old has a handicap of 0 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am but a plus-3 for his game at the Dallas National Golf Club. Romo has been consulting Jordan Spieth’s chiropractor to strengthen his back from the surgeries that affected his football career. When asked about his future plans, Romo mentioned that his goal is to get fitter, give it his best and to test his capabilities in the game.

Lee Westwood misses the cut at World Super 6

English golfer, Lee Westwood failed to qualify in the final strokeplay round at ISPS HANDA World Super 6, held in Perth last week. Despite having the lead through two rounds, Westwood along with another pre-game favourite, Brett Rumford, crashed out of the event. Westwood got off to a good start with rounds of 66 and 70. The lead unfortunately was followed by him carding three bogeys and a couple of double bogeys, causing him to drop to two-under, next to Rumford. Both players had had carded six-over rounds of 78. The third man in Westwood’s group was Thorbjorn Olesen from Denmark, but he saved himself in a round of 69, ending up in a three-way tie for second on 10-under.  The qualifiers were topped by Thailand’s Prom Meesawat after the final strokeplay round. The 33-year-old secured top seeding ahead of Sunday’s finale by having seven birdies in his round of 67.

Mark Calcavecchia leads Boca Raton Championship by two

On Saturday, the PGA Tour Champions’ Boca Raton Championship saw Calcavecchia beat Bernhard Langer with a two-stroke lead into the final round. At the Old Course at Broken Sound, Calcavecchia recovered from bogeys on Nos. 14 and 15 by shooting a 6-under 66. Having a 14-under 130 total, he was seen to make 30-footers on the par-3 16th and par-4 17th, followed by a 3-foot putt on the par-5 18th. When asked about his game, the 57-year-old said that he saved the day with the birdies in the last three holes, and that he is happy and hopeful about his game the next day. 60-year-old German star Bernhard Langer had his straight second 66 in the same game.