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Tony Romo's smooth golf swing helps him win American Century Championship

Maybe former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo should have been a golfer all along. The 38-year-old took down a couple former athletes to win the American Century Championship on Sunday. Romo finished ahead of Mark Mulder, Ray Allen and Joe Pavelski to win the tournament.

How did Tony Romo win the American Century Championship?

Romo came into the final day of the event with some work to do, but he came through in the clutch. Romo made five birdies on the final day to finish just ahead of Mulder.


What is the American Century Championship?

The American Century Championship is a celebrity golf event. It started in 1990. Romo has participated in the tournament in the past, but had not won until Sunday. Romo’s win broke Mulder’s streak. The former St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics pitcher had won three straight American Century Championships before Sunday.

What is the scoring system for the American Century Championship?

Scoring works a bit differently in the event. It’s a weighted system that encourages players too be aggressive and finish hole as quickly as possible. That’s usually the point of golf, but this adds a twist.  A hole in one, for example, nets a golfer eight points. An eagle is worth six points. A birdie is worth three points.

Who else participated in the 2018 American Century Championship?

Stephen Curry and Dell Curry took part in the event. The father and son placed a little wager on it too. Steph lost that bet and had to jump in a lake.

Charles Barkley — who has an … interesting golf swing — also took part. He finished with a -93, which is pretty awful in the event’s scoring system. Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers and John Smoltz also played in the tournament.

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