Tony Romo’s dream of playing in a U.S. Open will have to wait at least one more year. He failed to advance out of the local qualifier being held Split Rail Links & Golf Club in Aledo, Texas on Monday, shooting a three-over par round of 75.
Tony Romo finishes with a birdie on 18. 3-over 75 on the day. pic.twitter.com/WuptvOgUnd
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 8, 2017
Romo’s round was not devoid of good moments. The big highlight came on the par-five 14th hole. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback stuck his second shot to roughly two feet away, eventually kicking it in to make eagle.
Romo makes 2-foot eagle putt on 600-yard 14th. "Back in it," he says coming off green. 1-over. pic.twitter.com/ypUwPUiCTH
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) May 8, 2017
Unfortunately, he made a triple-bogey on the very next hole after his tee shot found water, effectively ending what was already a long shot to advance.
But even before the disaster on 15, Romo’s good moments were few and far between. More often than not, the putter was the culprit, giving him only a fleeting chance through the back nine.
Had Romo advanced, he would have had to pass another grueling test, a 36-hole sectional qualifier on June 5. The U.S. Open will take place from June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, not far from where Romo grew up.