Tony Romo may have retired from the NFL but he’s not taking any time off. Romo joined the CBS workforce and tried qualifying for the U.S. Open (unsuccessfully). Now he’s making his debut as a golf broadcaster at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational this week.
This tournament will be his first broadcasting job with CBS, since football isn’t in season. According to NFL Sports writer Kevin Patra, the ex-Dallas Cowboys QB will be posted up at the 18th hole during this weeks coverage at Colonial Country Club in Texas. He will be working alongside Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo.
CBS Sports Producer Lance Barrow dropped the news at a black-tie event held at the club this past Monday:
“This weekend for the first time ever he will be in the announce booth at 18 for a few moments. And it will be the first time that he will have the CBS Sports blazer on and he will be introduced as our newest addition to CBS Sports, right here at Colonial.”
Barrow also compared Romo to John Madden, who is mostly known for his Madden NFL video games, but who was also a player, coach and sports broadcaster.
“I think he is going to be great,” Barrow said. “I think we have the next John Madden on our hands.”
Hopefully Romo’s debut in the booth will be as successful as his NFL career. Who else is looking forward to a different tune in the golf broadcasting world?