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Romo Wins Golf's Brodie Award

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback and amateur golfer Tony Romo has been named the 2010 recipient of the Brodie Award.

    The award is handed out each year by the organizers of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament to recognize an individual's accomplishments in both a chosen profession and the sport of golf.

    Romo, ranked No. 1 by Golf Digest in 2009 among amateur-athlete golfers, finished second in the ACC in 2009 and third in 2008. Because of his amateur status, he does not accept prize money and has donated his $75,000 in winnings to charity.

    Romo is participating in the ACC tournament again this year alongside Troy Aikman, Jason Kidd, Mike Modano, Brett Hull and dozens of other celebrities. (See a complete list here) The tournament can be seen Friday on ESPN2 and over the weekend on NBC.

    This past May, he qualified for a spot in the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Championship but declined to play because his tee time conflicted with a voluntary Cowboys off-season workout.

    In 2009, He won several amateur events, including the Will County Amateur and The Northern Texas PGA Pro-Scratch Championship with partner Mark Walker. The pair finished second in the 2010 tournament. 

    The Brodie is named for former National Football League Most Valuable Player (1970) John Brodie, the one-time San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Senior PGA Tour player.

    Previous winners of the Brodie include Mario Lemieux, Rick Rhoden, John Elway and last years winner, Trent Dilfer.