The NFL owners plan on discussing the national anthem protests and how to handle them going forward this week at the league meetings.
Anthony Davis, at 25, has reached that magical point where separate small improvements, cobbled over multiple years, coalesce to transport a player onto a higher plane. Davis has achieved unguardability. Poor Jusuf Nurkic might as well be broadcast in standard definition trying to track Davis beyond the paint.
There is not expected to be any action taken this week on the anthem issue, but there will be discussion about it. Johnson made it clear how he feels.
“I can’t speak to how other people run their teams,” Johnson said. “I just think that trying to forcibly get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea.”
On Friday, Romo followed the opening bogey run with a double bogey on the par-4 18th. He birdied the par-5 fourth and par-4 sixth on the second nine, but had double bogeys on the par-3 second and par-4 fifth.
“I lipped out three or four putts early, some short putts that kind of got me almost a little bit pressing,” Romo said. “I just didn’t hit the irons very good today. The back nine’s 4,000-some yards, so when you’re not hitting those, well you’re going to have tough shots.
“Short-sided a few times, made too many mistakes. So a lot of stuff to learn from, and in a good way. I’ll be able to kind of assess why I didn’t play as well as I wanted to and then you go attack it. In a month from now
I think we’ll see things a little better.”
Romo received a sponsor’s exemption to the tournament and played as an amateur. The event has one of the weaker fields of the year because it is held opposite the World Golf Championships event in Texas.
“The putting’s a big thing,” Romo said. “I could see that you can tell that the speed control, a lot of little things. We hit the ball fine. We’re going to be fine with contact, I don’t feel out of place with that. I just feel like a lot of little stuff. I’ll tug an iron on a hole that you really can’t because you’re going to be downwind short-sided and you’re making a double.”