It’s looking like Tony Romo is taking his rouse of beginning a broadcasting career to the next level.
On Tuesday, news leaked that Romo will be appearing in a broadcasting capacity for the first time this weekend. He will be appearing in the broadcast booth at the 18th hole at the Dean & Delucca Invitational this weekend.
The news was first reported by the Fort-Worth Star Telegram, and was delivered by CBS Sports Producer Lance Barrow.
Barrow was speaking at the Ben Hogan award ceremony when he dropped the bomb. He asked that people keep the news under wraps, intending it to be a surprised. No dice, Mr. Barrow.
“I will give you a little note,” Barrow told the audience about Romo. “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.”
“Please don’t tweet that or any of that, it’s supposed to be a surprise,” he said.
Romo is a longtime golf fan, and had a successful amateur career that he had to walk away from to spend time on the disabled list every year for the Cowboys. After Dallas decided to move forward with Dak Prescott at quarterback, Romo found himself out of a job. CBS made him an offer to retire from football and join the booth, which he accepted.
Video of the announcement can be viewed here. The relevant info is around the 11:20 mark.
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