NFL's Romo misses cut at Open qualifier

DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo won't have to worry about missing practice time with the Dallas Cowboys because of a tee time at the U.S. Open.

Romo shot a 5-over 75 Wednesday in a local qualifying event for the Open, finishing four shots out of a playoff for the eighth and final spot for a chance to compete in a sectional qualifying event.

"I found a good rhythm on the backside, but it just took too long to get started," said Romo, who had five video cameras and 25 people following him. "I just haven't been able to practice or prepare. I've got a lot of football stuff. That's part of it."

The U.S. Open is June 9-12. The Cowboys have organized team activities June 10-12, then their lone minicamp June 17-19.

However, Romo will be at the Open as a celebrity guest for an event June 6.

He'll get plenty more swings in before then — he's competing in a long drive event Friday, then will play May 21 in the pro-am prior to the Colonial in Fort Worth.

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