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Tony Romo trying to qualify for the U.S. Open

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Just because his job is to talk about the sport doesn’t mean Tony Romo can’t still play it.

Golf, that is.

According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo has entered a local qualifier for the U.S. Open, and will begin play Monday at Split Rail Links and Golf Club in Aledo, Tex. He started playing again in March, before he announced his retirement.

He’s far from alone in trying to get in the tournament, as 9,485 players have entered, for one of 156 spots in sectional qualifying. If he made it through that tournament, the U.S. Open will be played in his home state of Wisconsin at Erin Hills in June.

Romo advanced to the sectionals in 2010, but withdrew when it conflicted with Cowboys practices. And he had given up competitive golf in recent years because of his back problems.

But now he’s back to the links, if only to prep for future assignments at The Masters while broadcasting for CBS.

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10 Responses to “Tony Romo trying to qualify for the U.S. Open”
  1. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: May 4, 2017 6:59 AM

    Golf probably should’ve been his sport from the beginning considering the fact that he only had two playoff wins his entire career.
    Way overrated

  2. ihavepriors says: May 4, 2017 8:02 AM

    He will get hurt by the 4th hole. Book it!

  3. greg3117 says: May 4, 2017 8:12 AM

    Good for him! Not a Cowboys fan in the least, but it’s nice to see someone enjoy life after football.

  4. r8dernation says: May 4, 2017 8:28 AM

    I heard he broke his collar bone taking is clubs out of the trunk.

  5. bigbenisabigbaby says: May 4, 2017 8:34 AM

    He’ll still get hurt.

  6. thesteelhurtin says: May 4, 2017 8:38 AM

    All that practice from either missing the playoffs or exiting early.

  7. nhpats says: May 4, 2017 8:40 AM

    can you play golf without a clavicle?

  8. streetyson says: May 4, 2017 8:41 AM

    Hope he doesn’t have to face a playoff! – though of course he won’t be good enough to reach many anyway.

  9. kmartin173 says: May 4, 2017 10:14 AM

    Very talented guy but it’ll be interesting to see if he folds in the crunch on the golf course too…..

  10. tootitan says: May 4, 2017 10:38 AM

    “If he made it through that tournament, the U.S. Open will be played in his home state of Wisconsin at Erin Hills in June.”

    If he doesn’t make it through that tournament, where will the U.S. Open be played?

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