It’s been a rough week of golf for Tony Romo.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback — who did not make the cut at the AT&T Byron Nelson on Friday — failed to advance through the first round of his local U.S. Open qualifier on Monday.
Romo, who competed with 132 others for just eight spots, fired a 3-over-74 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas — missing the mark by just four strokes.
Tony Romo doesn’t advance out of U.S. Open local qualifier today at TPC Craig Ranch. Shot 3-over 74. Top 8 advance, cut line at 1-under.
— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) May 13, 2019
Romo has attempted multiple times to qualify for the U.S. Open in the past. He advanced through the first round in 2010 — while he was playing for the Cowboys — though withdrew from the sectional. He shot a 5-over 77 last year during his qualifying round, and failed to make the cut.
The CBS announcer competed in the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas for the first time last week — marking his third official PGA Tour event — though missed the cut after shooting an 8-over after two days. The round marked his best yet on Tour, however, and he impressed multiple pros throughout the two days.
There are 8,602 golfers competing for 500 spots across 114 local qualifying events in the United States and Canada. The 500 golfers who advance will compete in one of 12 sectional events starting next week — held in the United States, England and Japan — for a spot in the U.S. Open, which will take place next month at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
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