"Does it, now?" Woods replied, not sounding the least bit concerned.
The world's No. 1 player then smoked a fairway metal down the 17th at Congressional Country Club. Romo, a scratch player who asked to play from the championship tees, followed with a 3-wood that traveled about a yard farther.
On the par-3 second, Romo appeared to have the edge when Woods bladed a bunker shot over the green and into the gallery. He didn't finish out the hole. Romo three-putted from the fringe.
They didn't mention the stakes or how many shots Woods gave Romo -- if any -- although it had a familiar conclusion.
The bold move by Woods was playing with the Cowboys' quarterback in Washington Redskins country, and while it attracted a large gallery for the 6:30 a.m. tee time, the cheers and jeers were relatively tame.
Romo's special lady, Jessica Simpson, tagged along and sang the national anthem at Congressional Wednesday, and it kind of looked like she was having a stroke as she sang it: