Tony Romo completed a twine-to-cord victory Sunday inside the American Century Championship for his second consecutive win inside the superstar match at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and cutting-edge CBS NFL analyst closed with a 2-over 74 and scored 20 points to complete at 71 within the modified Stableford scoring device. Former pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner in 2015-17, turned into 10 factors again after a seventy-one and a 24-point day. Romo, 39, became the fourth participant in tournament records to efficiently guard the name. With Romo, a novice, the $125,000 first prize became donated to legitimate match charity Stowers Institute for Medical Research. “It’s an honor to win this match,” Romo stated. “I got here in with self-belief, and that is some of the nice golf I’ve played those past few weeks. When I received the ultimate yr, each shot mattered. This yr, it becomes easier. That’s why we practice so much.”
Retief Goosen birdied the last two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-antique Hall of Famer from South Africa broke a tie for the lead with a fifteen-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a ten-footer on the par-four 18th for a 2-underneath 68 -stroke victory over sixty five-year-vintage Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic. “It’s been 10 years due to the fact that I am remaining received an event,” Goosen stated. “The nerves have been there, and to have those nerves a little bit again inside the last few weeks, you already know, you have just were given to put yourself in a function all of the time to get used to it again, and that is what I’ve achieved and it, in the end, paid off this week.”
Three strokes ahead after commencing rounds of sixty-nine and sixty-two, Goosen dropped a stroke at the back of Scott Parel with a seventy-five on Saturday.
“Played great the first two rounds and then failed to play all that awful the previous day, simply let the path get the better of me,” Goosen said. “And these days, it turned into gambling tough again. It turned into tough to get close, difficult to make birdies but controlled to finish with 4 birdies within the last six holes or seven holes, so it turned into pleasant to drag it off.”
The two-time U.S. Open champion rebounded from a bogey at the par-4 first with an eagle at the par-5 second, then parred the following 8. He offset a double-bogey on the par-four 11th with birdies on the par-3 12th and par-4 thirteenth but dropped some other stroke on the par-four 14th. Firestone is a longtime PGA Tour venue, hosting the World Golf Championships event and formerly the World Series of Golf.
“It’s an incredible path,” Goosen said. “It’s a golf path that hitting the fairways is the No. 1 precedence, and even if you’re on the fairway, once in a while, you warfare to get close. It’s an incredible golfing path. This week it played difficult with the way the wind blew.”
Haas, trying to emerge as the oldest winner in tour records, closed with a 67.
“It does now not healthy me in any respect,” Haas stated about Firestone. “But the way it became gambling, it was gambling quite speedy within the fairways and the whole thing, and if I should maintain it in the fairway, I had a threat. But Retief’s hitting an iron-on 17. I’m hitting a driving force and that identical iron.” Petrovic shot sixty-eight. “I’ve been struggling,” Petrovic said. “Been kind of doing the entirety mediocre this 12 months. Kind of got lower back to work this week, sort of went returned to fundamentals.” Parel had a seventy-three to tie for fourth with Kent Jones (seventy-one) at 2 under.
“I assume I probable will do higher subsequent time I’m here,” Parel stated. “I turned into probable not as organized for the course. I likely needed to take a membership out, positioned any other one in right here or there. Really appeared to chew me these days more than anything.” Steve Stricker, the first-round leader after a sixty-four, shot a seventy-two to complete 6th at 1 under. He was coming off a victory two weeks later within the U.S. Senior Open at Notre Dame and gained the essential Regions Tradition in May. “Just made too many mistakes once more,” Stricker said. “Didn’t make too many putts after I did have some opportunities, and you have got to have all parts of your sport operating right here. It’s a brilliant path. It changed into set up difficult, but a superb week.”