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.

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PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo prepares to putt during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo waits to play his shot from the seventh tee during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his second shot on the sixth hole during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his shot from the seventh tee during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his shot from the first tee during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his shot on the first hole during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his shot from the first tee during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo, Dru Love and Denny McCarthy walk onto the first green during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo plays his shot from the third tee during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MARCH 22: Former NFL Player and amateur Tony Romo putts on the first hole during round one of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on March 26, 2018 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)
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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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