Tony Romo to compete in U.S. Open local qualifier after AT&T Byron Nelson

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Tony Romo to compete in U.S. Open local qualifier after AT&T Byron Nelson

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Tony Romo to compete in U.S. Open local qualifier after AT&T Byron Nelson

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Beginning May 13, Tony Romo will make a run for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach as he competes in 2019 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Round at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

While he competed in local qualifier the past two years but failed to claim a spot in the U.S. Open, Romo did advance to sectional qualifying round in 2010 while he still played in the NFL.

There are 132 players competing Monday in the McKinney qualifier at TPC Craig Ranch for eight spots.

Romo will tee off in this year’s local qualifying at 12:50 p.m. CT on May 13 alongside Matt Miller and Aaron Guanlao. One hundred thirty-two players will compete for the eight spots in the sectional qualifying round. The local qualifier is 18 holes and sectional qualifier is 36 holes. The sectional round begins May 20 and ends June 3.

Defending tournament champion Brooks Koepka is among 50 exempt golfers in the U.S. Open Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, which will be played from June 13-16.

Before Romo, 39, made his third PGA Tour appearance at the AT&T Byron Nelson over the weekend. Romo did not survive the cut at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, finishing T-148 after shooting a 76 and 74 in Rounds 1 and 2 respectively. In February, Romo received a sponsor exemption— for a total of three as an amateur— to play in the event.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s first two Tour appearances were in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic the last two years. He missed the cut in both events.

In the 2019 tournament, Romo finished the first round in last place and shot a second-round 80 to finish at 15 over.

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