Tony Romo tied for 4th in Tahoe

IRVING, Texas -- Considered the favorite entering the tournament, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tied for fourth after the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Golf Club at Lake Tahoe.

Romo’s 20 points trail former Major League pitcher Mark Mulder and actor Jack Wagner, who have 22 points. Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell is third with 21 points.

Romo finished his round with a putt for birdie on No. 18.

"Some putts you just have to make, you have to will in the hole," he said. "Even when you're not putting great that day, I had to have that one. And it was important."

Romo, who shot a 73, is tied with former Dallas Star Brett Hull and ex-NHLer Dan Quinn entering Saturday’s second round. Romo finished second last year.

"I hit the ball fine," Romo said. "I mean, I missed two shots really that cost me a couple of bogeys, but otherwise, it was just some chips and some putts. And, you know, if I make that up, there's about 10 extra points."

Other players with Dallas ties include Mike Modano (nine points), Tim Brown (five points), Miles Austin (minus-6), Emmitt Smith (minus-8) and Jason Witten (minus-16).