Tony Romo trying again to qualify for U.S. Open

A year ago, Tony Romo had to hustle to squeeze in some golf pursuits around a football schedule that he clearly prioritized.

He won’t have to do a balancing act this spring when he makes another run at qualifying for the U.S. Open. Romo will play in a 18-hole qualifying event on Monday at Stonebridge Ranch and County Club in McKinney, Texas, according to the Dallas Morning News.

He’s been roundly criticized in the past for not placing his football career first, second and third on his list of priorities by some. But in the midst of the NFL’s lockout, there can be no complaints when Romo hits the links. If he advances, he will go to a 36-round event in order to try to make it to the U.S. Open, which is scheduled for June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesa, Md.

Romo made it to sectional qualifying last year but weather delays and his football schedule prevented him from completing a round.

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