Thursday, July 15, 2010

Friday’s Marquis Pairing is Jordan, Romo and Allen

If you are looking for a “happening” on Friday in Lake Tahoe, Nev., you can join the crowd on the first tee with the marquis celebrity grouping of Michael Jordan, Tony Romo and Ray Allen.

The three superstars will tee it up at 10:10 a.m. (PDT) in the first round of the 54-hole American Century Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Stableford scoring will be used for the tournament, with increasingly more points awarded for better holes. Rick Rhoden, a former MLB pitcher, is the two-time defending champion.

Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles on his way to becoming one of the most recognizable sports figures of all-time. Romo climbed into the starting quarterback role with the Dallas Cowboysthree years ago and threw for six 300-yard games last season while leading his team to the NFC East Division title. And Allen is a career 20-point scorer and nine-time All-Star who led the Boston Celtics to an NBA title in 2008 and the NBA Finals in 2010.

But, who is the best golfer of the three. Tony Romo.

By Craig Smith, former director of media relations for the U.S. Golf Association

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