Undeterred by the small group of fans who honestly believe that playing golf in the offseason reflects a lack of focus on football, Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback will once more attempt to qualify for the US Open this year, a quest that will begin next week here in the Metroplex.
Beginning on May 9, Romo will be among the field participating in the qualifying 18-hole round at Stonebridge Ranch and Country Club in McKinney. If he makes the cut there, he will go to a 36-hole round that will determine whether he makes the cut for the Open, which will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, at Congressional Country Club from June 16-19.
This is nothing new, of course.
A scratch golfer, Romo has attempted to qualify for the US Open each year since being picked up by Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He has never pulled it off, but got closer than ever before in 2010, advancing to the sectional qualifier at Carlton Woods Country Club in the Woodlands before exiting in the second round, when inclement weather forced a delay and, in doing so, a conflict between the tournament and the Cowboys’ offseason workout program.
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