Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS lead football analyst Tony Romo is chasing his “other” passion today locally at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.
Romo, with a scratch handicap and recently retired from football, is trying to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship by going through a local qualifier, which in his case is today at Split Rail in Annetta.
It is the first time since 2011 the 37-year-old Romo has attempted to qualify for professional golf’s national championship.
According to the United States Golf Association (usga.com) almost 9,000 golfers will compete at local qualifiers – including today at Split Rail – that run through May 18, and 525 will advance to one of the 12 sectional qualifiers, which also include more than 400 exempt golfers.
Nearly half of the 156-player U.S. Open field will be comprised of players who advance from the sectional, according to the USGA.