This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.
We're sure than Sung Kang winning the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday is a big deal in the Kung household. For the average golf fan, it isn't. And it even lost what little luster it had on Friday, when Kang got into next week's PGA Championship thanks to others withdrawing. So he no longer needed to win to get in. Good for Kang, bummer for CBS.
We'll pause on Kang for now. Instead, we want to talk about someone else.
We've come around on Tony Romo. We've seen the light. That wasn't easy for a lifelong New York Giants fan. The argument that Romo didn't belong in a PGA Tour event, that he was taking a spot in the Byron Nelson field away from a "real golfer" doesn't hold. Romo played on a sponsor exemption. (The fact that he didn't finish last, that he beat some professional golfers, doesn't even matter.) A "real golfer" wouldn't necessarily have gotten Romo's spot, anyway. It's just a fact of life: Sponsors pay millions of dollars to get their name and their brand and even their message attached to golf tournaments. They want something in return. Actually, they want a lot in return. For starters, they get their name in the title of the tournament – AT&T Byron Nelson. For another, they get sponsor exemptions to hand out as they please (within reason).
Now, the Byron Nelson isn't exactly a big-time stop on the PGA Tour anymore. Why that has happened to one