And while there's something to be said about the fact that Romo has definitely struggled in live tournament action on the game's highest level, we also have to give credit where it's due: the guy is good.
Adam Scott came to the Safeway Open - his first PGA Tour start of a new season - saying he was overdue for a win. If he makes the cut he will skip his CBS Sports broadcasting gig for the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings game Sunday in Chicago.
This is Romo's fourth appearance on the PGA Tour, with him failing to make the cut in his previous three tournaments.
Defending champion Kevin Tway had a steady start with a round of 71 only good enough for a share of 51st place, while two-time champion Brendan Steele's 74 left him tied for 116th.
He made just one bogey, at the par-four 13 hole from deep rough off the tee, resuming from a holiday in the Bahamas with his family.
Romo rolled in 122 feet worth of putts for the day. I was excited to come here, when in past years I probably wasn't excited to come to the first event because I was still kind of over golf.
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Former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Tony Romo opened with a 2-under 70 on Thursday at the PGA Tour's Safeway Open in Napa, California. "I didn't hit the ball great off the tee, so I had to do it from the rough".
"A lot of the holes remind me of a lot of golf in areas of Australia, too, with the big trees".
American Landry joined Scott atop the leaderboard thanks to his bogey-free performance, which included seven birdies.
"Eventually, I won a tournament late in the year in Australia just because I kind of kept up the intensity and kept pushing forward". But if he makes the weekend, Romo will give up announcing duties to another former quarterback, Boomer Esiason.
Romo tees off at 1:25 p.m. EDT Friday in Napa.
Ex-Dallas Cowboys QB Romo posted a two-under-par 70 to be among 22 players tied for 29th position heading into the second round.