Tony Romo will try to earn Web.com Tour card through Q-School

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Tony Romo plays a bunker shot during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links, on February 8, 2018 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR) Ryan Young/PGA TOUR

Tony Romo will try to earn Web.com Tour card through Q-School

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Tony Romo will try to earn Web.com Tour card through Q-School

Tony Romo is gearing up for his second season as an NFL analyst for CBS. Apparently, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is also preparing to make a run at a Web.com Tour card.

Romo, 38, is entered as an amateur in the 68-player field for the Web.com Tour Q-School pre-qualifier at Lantana (Texas) Golf Club, which begins Wednesday. Romo, who plays off a plus-0.4 handicap, is the first former athlete in another major professional sport to enter Web.com Tour Q-School since tennis player Mardy Fish in 2014.

In total, 228 spots in first stage are up for grabs at the five pre-qualifying sites, though it is unknown yet how many will be available at Romo’s qualifier.

Romo made his PGA Tour debut earlier this season and missed the cut at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He shot 77-82. He also posted a 77 in his U.S. Open local qualifier this summer.

Among Romo’s pre-qualifier competitors: former Oklahoma State players Kristoffer Ventura, Nick Heinen and Stratton Nolen, all of whom were on last season’s NCAA title squad, though Ventura was the only one in the postseason lineup; former Rice player Mitchell Meissner, who turned pro after qualifying and competing in the U.S. Amateur earlier this month; Baylor grad Matthew Perrine; former LSU player Eric Ricard, a member of the Tigers’ 2015 NCAA title team; and Clancy Waugh, son of recently-named PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.

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