Truth & Rumors: Romo passes on U.S. Open qualifying

Truth & Rumors: Romo passes on U.S. Open qualifying

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has tried to qualify for three U.S. Opens, but he won’t be making a fourth try in 2012, according to ESPN Dallas.

Romo said he has elected to skip the May 14 local qualifier at Old American Golf Club in The Colony.
According to the USGA’s Web site, Romo was listed in the upcoming field, but the quarterback said the application to play in the event was not made by him.
Romo has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open numerous times and reached the sectional qualifying in Houston two years ago. He did not make it out of local qualifying last year.

Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said Romo made the right decision:

Romo, like many other football players, plays a lot of golf in the off-season. It has never caused him to miss any team-related or football-related activities.
Romo's and the Cowboys' struggles late in seasons and late in games when it matters most invite criticism, and he is roundly criticized for playing golf.
Everyone knows Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers don't eat, sleep and drink football in the off-season.
Of course, they have title rings that give them the benefit of the doubt.
Romo doesn't.
That's why this little decision to forgo an attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open should not be brushed aside. This is a big deal for Romo and the Cowboys. Never mind that the decision could also partly be brought on by Romo becoming a new father in the past couple of weeks. 

Retired Naval officer says Tiger wouldn't make cut as Navy SEALTiger Woods didn’t like former coach Hank Haney’s allegation that Woods considered quitting golf to become a Navy SEAL, but it caught the eye of retired Naval officer Michael K. Bohn. In a provocative essay for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Bohn takes a serious look at the driven, intelligent and physically gifted Woods as a Navy SEAL candidate.

I served with SEALs in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War in a support unit that repaired their boats. We called them the “snake-eaters” because they were tough guys who could live and fight in the jungle. I worked with them ashore and have friends who were SEALs. Their unmatched capabilities at “SEa, in the Air and on Land (SEAL)” — think Osama bin Laden’s death — are equaled by their integrity and preference for recruits, who, as one former SEAL put it, are “good citizens.”
Also, I occasionally have reported on PGA Tour events and have observed Tiger on the golf course and in press conferences. Sure, he’s fit and mentally tough, and his focus can burn holes in the side of a ship. But SEALs tell me that 80 percent of making it as a SEAL is from the neck up. While I marvel at Tiger’s brilliance in golf, I have formed a less glowing assessment of his personal traits.
The new book exposes a good bit of the inner Tiger, so I have compared his character strengths and weaknesses, as described by Haney, to the profile that the Naval Special Warfare Command uses to assess potential SEAL candidates. In my view, Tiger would have whiffed.

Romney says Obama plays too much golfIt’s been the favorite sport of many 20th century presidents, but Republican candidate Mitt Romney said that President Barack Obama is playing too much golf, according to CBS News.
"I must say I scratch my head at the capacity of the president to take four hours off on such a regular basis to go golfing," Romney said during an interview with conservative radio host Bill Cunningham, who asked Romney about Obama's more than 90 rounds of golf since becoming president. Romney added, "I would think you could kind of suck it up for four years, particularly when the American people are out of work." Tweet of the Day


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