Golfers all around the nation are preparing to take a crack at U.S. Open qualifying on Monday. The "Open" part of the tournament's title means just that -- literally anyone can attempt to qualify for this thing (provided they have a handicap of 1.4 or better), and a few NFL players are taking advantage of the opportunity.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is trying (again), as are Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee and Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell. Former San Diego Chargers quarterback, the great Billy Joe Tolliver, will also give it a go.
Whether or not any of them have a legitimate chance of making the field, I couldn't tell you. Romo's tried three times and he keeps coming up short (insert your own "Romo is a choker" joke here). Longwell sounds pretty confident, and he says his buddies on the PGA Tour say he has the game to make it happen.
Should any of them qualify in local qualifiers, then they would move on to sectional qualifying. If they happened to qualify there, they're in the U.S. Open. And if they go on to win in the U.S. Open, then clearly, they are in the wrong sport.