Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 factors on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the chief after the primary two rounds.
“It is a particular win,” mentioned Romo, who completed second 3 times in seven earlier journeys to the annual superstar golf match at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. “It feels such as you’re taking part in a match again dwelling right here. The day felt good for lots of causes.”
Romo tapped in for par, value one level, on the 18th gap to complete with 71 factors, three forward of Mulder, the previous main league pitcher. He then caught a flight to Berlin, Wisconsin, the place he was to compete in a 36-hole U.S. Novice qualifying match on Monday.
The American Century Championship makes use of a modified Stableford scoring system that rewards factors for eagles (six), birdies (three) and pars (one) and deducts factors (two) for double-bogeys or worse. Bogeys are value zero factors.
Pavelski had a 7-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th that would have tied Romo, but it surely slid by. He completed with 66 factors, tied for third with Ray Allen, who will likely be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame on Sept. 7.
“It seems like nothing went in for me right this moment,” Pavelski mentioned. “However I could not ask for greater than to have that putt to tie on the final gap.”
Romo performs as an newbie, so his $125,000 first-place verify from the $600,000 purse will go to native charities and the Stowers Institute for Medical Analysis, the first charitable arm of title sponsor American Century Investments.
Rounding out the highest 5 had been Trent Dilfer, a Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, and former tennis participant Mardy Fish. Every had 62 factors.
Different notable gamers within the 92-player discipline included John Smoltz, the MLB Corridor of Fame pitcher who two weeks in the past competed within the U.S. Senior Open and completed 10th right here with 53 factors; Steph Curry, who completed tied for 11th with retired Marine and wounded struggle hero Andrew Bachelder (50); actor Jack Wagner (16th, 47 factors); Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (tied for 18th, 44 factors); actor Ray Romano (tied for 71st, minus-26 factors); comic Larry the Cable Man (tied for 77th, minus-33 factors); and former NBA nice Charles Barkley, who completed alone in final with minus-93 factors.
The match drew 57,097 followers for the week, setting an attendance file for the fourth straight yr.