Defending champion Tony Romo accelerated his lead to 9 factors Saturday inside the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback-became-NFL analyst shot his 2d directly 2-under 70 and scored 25 factors for a total of 51 inside the celebrity tournament that makes use of the changed Stableford scoring device. He has performed on PGA Tour occasions this year.
“I felt exact about the game coming in, and it’s kind of held up this week,” Romo said. “Ball striking has been actual right. I overlooked a few putts, but anybody goes to try this. You just need to be competitive, and optimistically, some go in.”
Former main league pitcher Derek Lowe and former tennis player Mardy Fish were tied for 2nd.
“He’s an exceptional golfer,” Fish said approximately Romo. “We’ll see if we can chase him down. I could want something within the 30s, after which a few help, perhaps. The maximum disappointing factor is we simplest have one spherical left.”
Actor Jack Wagner turned into fourth at 38. Former pitcher Mark Mulder, the winner from 2015 to 2017, was observed at 37.
John Smoltz, the Hall of Fame pitcher who performed in three PGA Tour Champions occasions this spring, had 34 factors. Golden State Warriors shield Steph Curry eagled the par-five 18th hollow for the second one directly day to get to 30 points, 3 behind father, Dell Curry.
Scott Parel benefited from Retief Goosen’s troubles Saturday to take the 0.33-spherical lead within the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the fourth of the PGA Tour Champions’ 5 foremost tournaments.
Seven strokes behind Goosen at the beginning of the day, Parel birdied two of the closing 3 holes — holing a 30-footer at the par-four 18th — for a 3-beneath 67 and a one-stroke lead over Goosen at Firestone Country Club.
“I had quite a few short ones on the front nine that I did not make,” Parel said. “I guess all of it evens out.”
Goosen observed his commencing rounds of sixty-nine and sixty-two with a 75. The South African performed the primary four holes in four over, creating a bogey on No. 1, a double-bogey on No. Three and some other bogey on No. Four. He had two more bogeys on the again 9 and made the simplest one birdie within the spherical.
“I started off pretty scruffy; permit me placed it that way,” Goosen said. “It becomes a tough time out there for me. Everything was regarded to move wrong. Get the incorrect lies in the bunkers and all that kind of stuff. But I just stored combating. I stored telling myself, ‘Stay in this — we still have every other 18 days after today. It’s now not the end of the arena.'”
Parel had a five-underneath 205 general. He won twice last yr on the 50-and-over tour.
“It’s simplest Saturday,” Parel stated. “It might be wonderful if that passed off the following day, but these days is handiest Saturday, so the lead way nothing today.”
He became amazed that Goosen and the second-round leaders struggled.
“It’s simply a terrific golfing path,” Stricker stated. “If you don’t hit it in the fairway, it’s a struggle. Sometimes you do hit it inside the fairway, and you’ve got nevertheless were given to move a ball around a tree or overhanging limbs or branches. But the wind got here up a touch bit at times today, made things a bit greater tough. An exceptional path as nicely — 3 distinctive days, truly, wind-smart. But it’s a course you need to be on, and in case you’re no longer, it exposes some matters, and you’ve got to fight your manner around.”