WATCH: Tony Romo dons headset, hits bunker shot with Faldo criticizing in his ear
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WATCH: Tony Romo dons headset, hits bunker shot with Faldo criticizing in his ear

Tony Romo pulled double duty on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Saturday in the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Romo was not only on the next-to-last hole of his day as a competitor in the pro-am competition on the Monterey Peninsula, but, for that hole, he also wore the headset so familiar to CBS Sports' on-course golf analysts, like Peter Kostis.

Romo's tee shot to the iconic par 3 landed in the front bunker, with an uphill lie, and the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback was taking some time to verbally spar with NFL partner Jim Nantz and six-time major winner Nick Faldo from their perch at the hole.

After Romo clipped the handheld microphone to his belt clip, he could hear Faldo critiquing his bunker stance as he was about to swing. Then Romo splashed out to about 10 feet with a good explosion shot. As Faldo was talking through his critique, Romo clapped back, saying, "It's a different kind of sand, Nick," explaining the finer nature of the grains at Pebble Beach.

Romo's team didn't make the 54-hole cut to the top 25 teams to get to the final round at Pebble Beach. However, he'll get a chance to showcase his game again on the PGA Tour in March when Romo plays in their opposite-field event in the Dominican Republic, the 2018 Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

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