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Tony Romo Outscores Phil Mickelson at Safeway Open and Could Miss Sunday's Bears-Vikings Game

NAPA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 26: Tony Romo reacts to a birdie on the 10th hole during the first round of the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort on September 26, 2019 in Napa, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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If people weren't taking Tony Romo's golf game seriously before, they definitely might have to after this weekend.

At the opening round of the Safeway Open, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback shot a 2-under par 70. If he makes the cut today, he'll be absent from the broadcast booth for Sunday's Bears-Vikings game, which he's scheduled to call.

Romo's definitely getting the best of both worlds following his retirement. Not only is he one of the most heralded NFL broadcasters in the industry, but he's also walking the course with PGA stars.

Romo will be teeing off at 4:25 p.m. today, and if he repeats his performance from yesterday, chances are Jim Nantz is going to have to call the Bears-Vikings matchup without his broadcast partner in the booth.

GOLF.com gets the idea. For all the hate Romo received over the course of his turbulent NFL career, we truly are all fans of him this week if it means Darren Rovell will delete his Twitter account.