No more golf for Tony Romo

Quarterback gives up golf Aaron Wilson

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Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Tony Romo has given up golf due to his back.

Romo hasn't played golf since his first of two back surgeries.

“It’s been awhile,” Romo told the Dallas Morning News. “Almost a year and a half.’’

Romo says golf hasn't been a distraction, but it likely wasn't a great thing for his back.

“Sometimes you put yourself in a tough position when coming off a surgery,” Romo said. “That’s why we have a pitch count with me throwing and why we do it that way.”

As for the back, he had a cyst rmoved in April and had a herniated disk repaired in December.

“You’ve got to get yourself healthy then figure out where you’re at and go from there for everything,’’ Romo said. “It’s not just golf. It’s a way you live life.

“I don’t think about it as [giving up] golf. It’s just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field.’’

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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