Tony Romo assessed slow-play penalty at Western Amateur

By T.J. Auclair
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Tony Romo assessed slow-play penalty at Western Amateur

Pace of play is something that annoys a lot of people who love golf.

It's particularly brutal when rounds -- especially on the PGA Tour -- can near the six-hour mark.

Players are put on the clock, penalty warnings are issued, but rarely is a stroke ever docked for the infraction.

That, however, wasn't the case for former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and soon-to-be CBS color man Tony Romo on Wednesday in the second round of the Western Amateur at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois.

Playing on a sponsor exemption, Romo missed the cut with rounds of 80-82 and only managed to better two players in the 155-player field. But the big news on Wednesday was the fact that Romo was given a one-stroke penalty for slow play.

"He was very gracious about it," Western Golf Association tournament chief Vince Pellegrino told the Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein. "His group fell behind and missed two checkpoints. The others in the group did not receive a penalty. They made an effort to close the gap. Tony readily accepted it."

In other news, basketball star Steph Curry makes his Tour debut today in the Ellie Mae Classic.