Tony Romo among 9,000-plus golfers trying to qualify for U.S. Open

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
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Tony Romo will attempt to qualify for 2017 U.S. Open
Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo is one of nearly 9,500 players attempting to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo's next pursuit of a championship will be in golf.

And it's a long shot.

A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, Romo is among nearly 9,500 players who signed up for the U.S. Open. He plays an 18-hole local qualifier Monday at Split Rail Links and Golf Club about 30 minutes west of Fort Worth.

If he advances, the next step is sectional qualifying on June 5 to get into the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

This isn't the first time Romo has tried to qualify. He made it out of local qualifying in 2010. In a 36-hole sectional qualifier where only two of the 35 players advanced, Romo opened with a 71 and withdrew in the afternoon after two weather delays.

Orville Moody in 1969 was the last player to go through local qualifying and win the U.S. Open.

Check out what Romo has to say about the opportunity in this interview with Graham Bensinger below.

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