Tony Romo scheduled to play in 2017 US Open qualifier

By Jesse Reed

If we needed any further sign Tony Romo isn’t planning an NFL comeback any time soon, we now have it. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned CBS announcer is going to be participating in a qualifying round for the upcoming 2017 U.S. Open, reports Ed Werder, formerly of ESPN.

Romo has long been passionate about golf, and up until a few years back he was actively playing during his playing days. His health issues caused him to put off golf so he could focus solely on football, but now that he’s put that game behind him he can pursue his secondary dream. After all, his fallback plan at one point was to become an assistant golf pro.

While Romo does have the chops to potentially qualify for a major, nobody should expect much out of him even if he were able to make it into the U.S. Open. Getting in is one thing. Competing at the highest level under U.S. Open playing conditions is quite another.