Ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo Two Strokes Short In U.S. Open Local Qualifier

You could see the frustration on the face of former NFL star quarterback Tony Romo as he came up two strokes shy of making the final spot in the sectional qualifying round for the U.S. Open at The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter, Texas.

The 41-year-old was very good, but just not good enough, shooting a 3-over 75.

Romo has good memories of the course, as he advanced to the sectional qualifying round in 2010, the only time he got past the local qualifier stage and was able to move on.

The former NFL quarterback is having the time of his life out on the golf course, and he’s getting paid $17.5 million per year from CBS, which may be why he’s not out golfing as much in the spring, fall and summer.

In October of 2020, Romo admitted he used to spend some six to eight hours a day working on his swing. Then he was able to secure the deal to be the big voice on the CBS NFL broadcasts along with icon Jim Nantz, so he took a step away from golf.

Being the competitor that Romo is, it’s not a surprise he still looked frustrated when he missed the cut to move on in the local qualifier, but you can bet he’ll keep working at it, whether he admits it or not.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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