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Tony Romo wants to play in the US Open


Tony Romo is an avid golfer.

TONY Romo’s next pursuit of a championship will be in golf and it’s a long shot.

A month after the Dallas Cowboys quarterback retired, Romo is among nearly 9500 players who have signed up for the US Open. He plays an 18-hole local qualifier Monday at Split Rail Links and Golf Club about 30 minutes west of Fort Worth.

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Tony Romo playing a pro-am in 2012 at Pebble Beach.Source:Getty Images

If he advances, the next step is sectional qualifying on June 5 to get into the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

This isn’t the first time Romo has tried to qualify: he made it out of local qualifying in 2010.

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In a 36-hole sectional qualifier where only two of the 35 players advanced, Romo opened with a 71 and withdrew in the afternoon after two weather delays.

Orville Moody in 1969 was the last player to go through local qualifying and win the US Open.

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