“Guys, I swear. I swear. I’m quitting. That’s it. I’m gonna play golf. I mean it. Unless, you know, you want me to play quarterback. No? Ok good because I’m golfing, for real”.
Tony Romo’s “goodbye football” tour will include a stop at a U.S. Open qualifier. The once prolific amateur golfer took a break from the leisurely game while he recovered from a series of serious back injuries sustained at his day job.
Now that Romo is no longer expected to quarterback a team into through a regular season and the playoffs, he’s decided to start golfing again.
On Wednesday, the United States Golf Association confirmed reports that Romo had registered for a qualifier for the U.S. Open, which will be held at the Split Rail Links & Golf Club in Aledo, Texas.
Sportsday first reported Romo’s participation in the event. After being an amateur golfer for a number of years, the former Cowboys quarterback looks forward to playing more often because the game “offers an escape from life’s pressures”.
Romo competed in a local qualifier in 2010 as well, and managed to make it out of the qualifier into the next round of cuts. He was unable to participator further because it interfered with the Cowboys offseason schedule. Now that he’ll be sliding into the CBS booth with Jim Nantz, he doesn’t need to worry about those kind of things anymore.
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