PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It’s become an annual rite of spring. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned broadcaster Tony Romo attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open.
But Romo didn’t get out of the opening stage on Monday.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
Romo three-putted his opening hole at Gleneagles Country Club, made only two birdies and shot a 5-over 77 on Monday in the 18-hole local qualifier.
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Romo, the retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback and NFL analyst for CBS Sports, failed to get through local qualifying for the second straight year.
He was tied for 24th among the first half of the field, meaning he would miss advancing by at least five shots.
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