Wait what? Yeah, you heard right.
Tony Romo attempted once again to qualify for the U.S. Open. He had a back and fourth round that also included an eagle on #14 to put him at one over par. He promptly put the next tee shot in the water on #15 leading to a triple bogey. That blowup hole would kill his momentum to make a push down the stretch.
Romo finished with a three over par seventy-five. He needed a three under round of sixty-nine to place top seven and qualify.
His last attempt to potentially compete in golf’s second major of the year was in 2011. In fact, in 2010 Romo actually made it to the sectional qualifying round (the final stage of qualifying). He would later withdraw because of a weather delay. The delay would push his round back and interfere with a scheduled organized team activity later that day with the Cowboys.
— TexasGolfAssn (@TexasGolfAssn) May 8, 2017
Stuff like this is what makes the U.S. Open so great. It gives regular Joes (in this case former NFL quarterback Tonys) a chance to make it to the big dance and mix it up with the pros.
Romo obviously has some skill. He may just sneak in there one day now that he has a little more time on his hands after retiring from the league.