Tony Romo, who built his career as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, retired only a few weeks ago at the end of the season. However, he is still in sports, golf to be more precise, and he tried to qualify for the US Open by shooting a 3-over par 75 at a local qualifier at Split Rail Links & Golf Club on Monday.
He bogeyed Nos. 5, 7 and 9, whereas he birdied No. 10, but he managed to get it back at 11. After that, he eagled No. 14 to get 1-over then he put his tee shot on 15 in the water which ended his hopes since he finished that hole with a triple bogey.
Tony Romo stated afterward: “From the moment I stepped on the course, I really felt the love and energy from all the people here. I tried to give them some things to be excited about, and I had some good moments out there. But I had four 3-putts and the one bad hole and that was it. I was encouraged with how I played overall. I just need to get out and do more of this kind of thing. I need to play in more tournaments because golf and tournament golf are two totally different deals.”
Only seven qualifiers will go to a sectional qualifier, and Romo is not among them since he had to shoot a 3-under 69 par to make it. According to the Texas Golf Association, a gallery of 200 watched Romo trying to qualify.
Speaking of his NFL career, he spent a total of 12 seasons recording 34,183 passing yards and 248 touchdowns. Injuries had a great impact on this man’s career, and some of those included a broken pinkie finger to a fractured collarbone and broken bones in his back. In 2016 preseason, he suffered a back injury because of which he couldn’t play, but Dak Prescott filled his spot and became the new star of the Cowboys franchise.
Romo will not make a comeback to the NFL since he decided to start working as CBS’ lead NFL game analyst in the upcoming season. This guy will join Jim Nantz for Sunday and Thursday games. When it comes to golf, he tried to qualify for the US Open in 2011 and just a year before that he advanced to sectional qualifying, but he didn’t compete because of the Cowboys’ team activities.