Tony Romo shoots 75, misses U.S. Open sectional qualifying by six strokes

May 9, 2017

Tony Romo’s latest attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open ended at local qualifying Monday with a 3-over 75 at Split Rail Links & Golf Club.

Romo made two birdies and even an eagle during his round, but coupled that with four bogeys and a triple bogey (directly following the eagle), keeping him from breaking par. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback missed qualifying by six strokes, so if he had played bogey-free, he would be moving on to sectional qualifying.

“I got excited just waking up this morning,” Romo said to ESPN’s Todd Archer. “It played tough out here. It was windy. It’s a long golf course. It was fun. I got into it. I think I was about one over through 14 or 15, then I had the bad hole. I only really had a couple bad swings today.”

According to Archer, Romo’s gallery was clearly the biggest of the day, with a number of fans wearing his jersey. The 37-year-old stuck around after playing to sign autographs and take photos.

The players at Romo’s qualifying event included player Edward Loar and lost-but-not-forgotten Tour winner Derek Ernst. Both players qualified with scores of six under and five under, respectively. Check out Romo’s thoughts on the day below.