During his pre-tournament press conference on Thursday, Tony Romo, the reigning American Century Championship champion, made the entire media room giggle.
It was a true mic-drop moment when he delivered those six words at the right time.
Right winger Joe Pavelski, a former captain of the San Jose Sharks and current member of the Dallas Stars, lost to Romo in a playoff match last year. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback came close to winning his first championship, but ended up winning his third.
Pavelski exclaimed, “I’m just thrilled to be back.” “When July rolls around, I get to play more golf, and the game starts to pick up. I’m hoping to be in a position where I can compete again.
As he said, “It was fun to experience a playoff setting,” Romo appeared in the media room without warning.
“I enjoyed it. Romo jokingly remarked, “It sure was fun. Everyone in the room, including Pavelski, laughed.
The four-time Pro Bowl player needed two playoff holes to defeat Mark Mulder and Pavelski.
On the second playoff hole’s tee shot, Mulder and Pavelski both struck trees. Romo took advantage of such errors and declared victory.
The odds-on favorite for the 34th American Century Championship is a former Dallas quarterback who is now an NFL pundit. After done so in 2018 and 2019, he hopes to go back-to-back for the second time in this competition.
This week, it’s simple for the athletes to enjoy each other’s company. Despite everyone being very competitive, this tournament has a laid-back vibe thanks in part to American Century Investments.
Over $7 million has already been raised through this tournament for the local charities in South Tahoe, California, and Nevada as well as the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
Incredibly, American Century Investments has donated approximately $2 billion in profits to medical research since 2000, or 40% of its total earnings.
Everyone has more than enough justification to let loose and enjoy themselves.