Why is Tony Romo calling golf in the CBS booth at Colonial?
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Why is Tony Romo calling golf in the CBS booth at Colonial?

Yes, that is Tony Romo's voice you're hearing this weekend during CBS' coverage of the 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational. The now-retired former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is making his golf commentary debut at Colonial.

Romo, who signed with CBS to replace Phil Simms as the lead NFL analyst alongside Jim Nantz, lives in the Dallas area.

“It will be the first time he will wear a blazer and he will be introduced as our newest addition to CBS Sports,” said Lance Barrow, executive producer for CBS' golf coverage on Monday at the dinner to honor Maverick McNealy, the Ben Hogan Award winner for being best collegiate golfer.

Barrow, who also produces the Nantz-led NFL games for CBS, believes Romo has great potential.

“I think he is going to be great,” Barrow said, according to the Star-Telegram. “I think we have the next John Madden on your hands.”

Romo isn't going to become a permanent, or even a regular, fixture in CBS' golf coverage. Nick Faldo's job is safe. CBS Sports chairman, Sean McManus, has explicitly said that Romo, who is a scratch golfer and has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open, will not be a routine part of golf coverage.

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