Bryson DeChambeau takes Safeway Open lead in California

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Tony Romo may skip NFL game Sunday so he can golf

As of now, Romo is still scheduled to call CBS' game of the week between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears alongside Nantz on Sunday afternoon, but Romo is doing all he can to remain in wine country this weekend.

Romo, an avid if part-time golfer, starts the second round at the PGA Tour's Safeway Open in Napa, California with a realistic chance of making the halfway cut.

Romo entered the Safeway Open as an amateur sponsors' exemption.

Romo - the victor of the 2017 and 2018 American Century Championship - had a previous career-low round of 74 entering the 2019 Safeway Open.

Romo seemed to be headed to his usual place at the bottom of the leader board after consecutive bogeys at Nos. "I've been putting well, so it's nice to come out here and keep that going".

His Friday performance comprised of a front nine of three-under 33 and a homeward nine of five-under 31. Watney needed just 22 putts to complete his round and stay within range of DeChambeau.

Justin Thomas made nine birdies and matched DeChambeau with a 64 that left him tied with Nick Taylor (66), Dylan Frittelli (65), Adam Long (68) and Cameron Champ (68) at 9 under.

Meanwhile in the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, cricket legend Shane Warne has a share of the pro-am lead with New Zealander Ryan Fox after the first round.

Romo isn't the only big name who won't be playing over the weekend. Defending champion Kevin Tway bogeyed the final hole for a 72 to miss the cut by a stroke. Phil Mickelson also fell below the cutline, despite shooting 69 following a 75 on Thursday.

But with a strong start at Silverado in Napa, California, amateur golfer Romo might have to skip his usual job as an National Football League television commentator to play Sunday's final round. "So there's eight to 10 shots right there, simply on the par-5s. I've been working for the past two, three years, I mean, since college trying to get my wedging better".

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