Tony Romo put forth a hell of a performance as he attempted to qualify for the 2017 U.S. Open at the Split Rail Links & Golf Club.
The recently retired Cowboys QB did not manage to make it through to sectional qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Open. He missed the cut by six shots (carding 75), with three bogeys on his front nine, and a triple bogey on the 15th hole, sinking his chances.
Romo was among nearly 9,500 golfers who signed up for the U.S. Open, and this isn’t the first time he’s tried to qualify for the prestigious major. He made it out of local qualifying in 2010 and went on to a 36-hole sectional qualifier in which only two of the 35 players advanced. He ended up opening with a 71 and withdrew in the afternoon after two weather delays.
Only one player, Orville Moody back in 1969, has ever made it from local qualifying to the winners stage at the U.S. Open. Still, the 37-year-old managed to record two birdies and an eagle, putting on a show for the Dallas fans that came out to show their support.
Romo told the assembled media that he may attempt to qualify for the U.S. Amateur later this summer.
“For me, this is really the beginning of the season,” he said. “This is when it starts if you’re playing a lot. Now, I’ve never had the opportunity to play as much as I will be able to hopefully going forward.”