Tony Romo Is In Contention at Safeway Open, an Official PGA Tour Event

Once the PGA Tour hits its stride in January, it grazes regionally like a herd of buffalo. In search of warmth, it roams from California to Arizona, then Florida and on from there. There isn’t a Tour stop north of the Mason-Dixon line until late May.

Week one was in West Virginia, Mississippi was next, Napa, California this week, then Las Vegas and Houston after that. From there the schedule goes international for about a month and doesn’t return to the U.S. until November 21 for the event in Sea Island, Georgia.

South America threw a one-two combination to kickoff the 2019 – 2020 PGA Tour season. Both first time winners, Chile’s Joaquin Niemann won at The Greenbrier and Colombia’s Sebastián Muñoz beat Sungjae Im in a playoff last week in Mississippi.

This week’s Safeway Open at Silverado Resort typically only gets buzz when Tiger shows up. But the PGA Tour is brilliant at surprise and there’s one cooking in Northern California. Tony Romo is T24 after a two-under 70 yesterday. He’s five back of leader Adam Scott, but here are some notable players Romo beat yesterday:

Kevin Na
Kevin Tway, last year’s Safeway winner
Justin Thomas
Jim Furyk
Hideki Matsuyama
Jason Dufner
Brandt Snedeker
Phil Mickelson

Romo beat “Lefty” by five shots. Another good round by Romo and he’s in contention. A decent round and he’ll make the cut.

A golf tournament is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s harder to manage success than maintain mediocrity, Romo has a lot of work to do and the world of golf is watching. Today’s galleries today will be massive and all eyes will be on the retired quarterback in Skechers.

Watch second round action from 5 to 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel.