Tony Romo might be hanging up the pads for the broadcast booth, but that’s not stopping him from competing in other sporting events. The Former Dallas Cowboys quaterback will be one of nearly 9,500 golfers attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open through local and sectional events. Romo will play at Split Rail Links outside of Fort Worth, Texas on Monday.
This isn’t the first year Romo has attempted to make it into the U.S. Open field. In 2010 he advanced beyond the local qualifying tournament, but withdrew from the 36-hole sectional event after scoring a 71 in his first round and waiting through two weather delays during the second.
Romo appears to have a USGA handicap of +0.3, which is a hell of a lot better than any of you reading this.
There are only 156 spots in the sectional qualifying, and Romo will face some serious competition as there are usually some Tour players who have to earn their way into the second major championship of the year through qualifying.