The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback accepted a sponsor exemption to play in the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open in Napa in September. Romo won the American Century Championship this month, his second consecutive victory in the celebrity event near South Lake Tahoe. He also played in the PGA event in the Dominican Republic the past two years, missing the cut both times. The Safeway Open will be Sept. 26-29 at Silverado Resort. “I’m very excited to get back inside the ropes at the Safeway Open. … I look forward to getting to Silverado to compete at the highest level,” Romo said.
The former Tampa Bay catching prospect was among the clerks hired by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2019-20 term. Now 30, Rice was a summa cum laude graduate from Western Kentucky with a degree in mechanical engineering. A ninth-round pick of the Rays in 2011, Rice spent two seasons in the minors, batting .295 with seven homers, before leaving baseball and graduating from law school at Cal. He clerked for Judge Sandra Ikuta at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2016-17, then was an associate at a Washington, D.C., law firm.
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