Tony Romo PEBBLE BEACH, CA – FEBRUARY 09: Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys hits a shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 9, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Maybe Tony Romo really has retired from football after all. The 37-year-old former NFL quarterback is now just another retired old man who has chosen to enter a Dallas area U.S. Open qualifier.

Yes, Romo is now trying to turn his golf habit into a stint on the PGA Tour.

After Romo announced he was hanging up his spikes to pick up a CBS microphone, fans questioned if that really meant his football playing career was over. On Wednesday, Romo took one more step towards

The 37-year-old ex-quarterback was confirmed as one of 117 players who entered the May 7th U.S. Open local qualifier at Split Rail Links & Golf Club in Aledo. The United States Golf Association confirmed Romo’s involvement to SportsDay.

This isn’t Romo’s first big golf outing since his last NFL game, however. Back on April 1st, a couple days before the CBS move was official, the former QB missed the cut by 11 shots at the Azalea Invitational in South Carolina.

After missing the cut, Romo talked about his love of golf:

“Golf is great,” he said that day. “I can still compete. Right now I stink, but I see signs of life. I’ll be better tomorrow. I learned a few things about my game today.”

Romo also tried to make it all the way to the U.S. Open back in 2010. Back then, Romo made it through the local qualifier, but couldn’t play in the sectional qualifier due to a conflict with the Cowboys’ offseason activities. If Romo makes it all the way to the 117th U.S. Open this year, he’ll get to play in the tournament in his home state of Wisconsin from June 15-18.

While Wednesday was a big day in Romo’s golf career, it was also one a big one for a potential political career too!


About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.

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