Hoping to qualify for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Romo knew he couldn’t afford weather delays. Anything that pushed back the 36-hole event to Tuesday would get in the way of his day job. (A Cowboys practice.)
After a second weather delay and a rough start to his second 18 holes, Romo withdrew from the event. It wouldn’t have mattered.
Romo played very well on his opening 18 holes, bouncing back from an early triple bogey to shoot a 1-under-71. At that point, he was in a tie for ninth place, just three shots out of qualifying. (The top two players at the sectional move on.)
But Romo fell apart quickly after that, recording a snowman on his nineteenth hole of the day. He followed that up with a bogey, and then a triple bogey before weather halted play.
We will resume this story next year around this time, when our hero valiantly tries to climb the mountain again.