Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback will compete in Arlington, Texas, April 16-19
ARLINGTON, Texas – The PGA TOUR’s Korn Ferry Tour and Veritex Bank Championship announced today former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL on CBS analyst Tony Romo has accepted a sponsor’s exemption into the 2020 event. The tournament will be contested April 16-19 at Texas Rangers Golf Club in Arlington, Texas.
Romo will be one of 156 players competing for a $600,000 purse at the newly renovated par-71 golf course between Dallas and Fort Worth. Romo last played in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event at the 2019 AT&T Byron Nelson and has twice competed at the TOUR’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. The Veritex Bank Championship will mark Romo’s debut on the Korn Ferry Tour.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to play at the Veritex Bank Championship against the future PGA Tour stars”, Romo stated. “Playing in the shadows of AT&T Stadium and having the tournament in my own back yard will be great. I have been working hard on my game and hope to make at little noise during the championship.”
While Romo will be making his tournament debut on the Korn Ferry Tour, he is no stranger to the Tour. He competed in the 2018 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament, advancing through the Pre-Qualifying Stage before falling short with a T72 finish at First Stage.
“We’re thrilled that a player as popular and skilled as Tony would accept our invitation to play in the Veritex Bank Championship,” said Rob Addington, Tournament Director and CEO of Anera Sports. “We look forward to watching him compete alongside the game’s rising stars while creating an exciting tournament environment for our partners and fans.”
With 50 available PGA TOUR cards for the following season, the Korn Ferry Tour is the path to the PGA TOUR. Twenty-five TOUR cards are reserved for the leading points earners at the end
of the 25-event regular season. Another 25 are up for grabs at the three-event Korn Ferry Tour Finals that follow the Regular Season in August.
For more information on the Veritex Bank Championship, including tickets, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact Anera Sports at 469-458-9988 or visit the tournament website at www.veritexbankchampionship.com.
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ABOUT ANERA SPORTS, LLC
Founded in 2018 by the past executive director of the Texas Golf Association and TGA Foundation, Rob Addington, Anera has quickly established a presence in the golf community. Anera provides event management services to some of the top amateur championships in the country and operates the business of several amateur golf associations including the Trans-Miss Golf Association and the Amateur Golf Alliance. Anera also provides consulting services to corporations, clubs and tournaments in the strategic planning, management and implementation of sports related initiatives. Anera has created and managed championships at some of the top ranked clubs in the country and is dedicated to providing a first class experience for all parties. Anera is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
ABOUT THE KORN FERRY TOUR
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour identifies and develops those players who are ready to compete and win on golf’s biggest stage. In 2013, the Korn Ferry Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. This season marks the 30th year of competition on the Korn Ferry Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Korn Ferry Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 500 PGA TOUR titles, including 24 major championships and eight PLAYERS Championships. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Korn Ferry Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, or follow the Tour on social media via Instagram (@KornFerryTour), Twitter (@KornFerryTour) and Facebook (facebook.com/KornFerryTour).
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