There were boos Wednesday at the AT&T National Golf Tournament but somewhat surprisingly they weren’t for Jessica Simpson’s National Anthem performance. The buxom blonde gave Roseanne a run for her money in what may become a legend among infamous performances of the Star Spangled Banner but the fans politely held back. They saved their booing and hissing for Jessica’s beau Tony Romo.
The Dallas Cowboys quarterback is in enemy territory at the golf tournament being held in Bethesda, Maryland, and local Washington Redskins fans loudly booed the amateur golfer. Tony and Tiger Woods played together Wednesday at the tournament’s Pro-Am round and at the press conference just before they teed off, it sounded like the golf champion was not prepared for Redskin fan reaction. “As far as him coming here, we're very lucky to have him here, to have him come out and have Jessica Simpson come out and sing the National Anthem is gonna be pretty special for all of us. For him to come here to D.C., certainly I didn't realize it was gonna be THIS big a deal. He's a big golf nut, and loves to play golf, has tried to qualify for U.S. opens before, and loves to play and understands how to play. I've always wanted to play with him and he accepted our invitation to come out and play, which was awfully nice of him. It's gonna be a fun round, but also an interesting one. He's used to being booed. It is what it is.”
Tony Romo is an avid golfer, but has tried and failed to qualify for a spot at the U.S. Open for the last two years.
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