Tony Romo on broadcasting: "I know I'll probably stink for a while"


Romo, 37, is playing an 18-hole local qualifier at Split Rail Links & Golf Club.

Romo last attempted to qualify for a U.S. Open in 2011.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback showed fight, but an untimely triple bogey on the par-four 15th hole ended his chances to move on to the next round of qualifying.

Just a few weeks after retiring as an National Football League player, and a few months before his new job as an National Football League broadcaster with CBS Sports, Romo shot a 3-over 75 on Monday at Split Rail Links & Golf Club.

Romo finished tied for 40th in the 107-man field.

He is looking at possibly playing in the Western Amateur in late July and perhaps the U.S. Amateur in mid-August if they don't conflict with his new job. Rain delays and a Cowboys mini-camp conflict forced him to withdraw from the rest of the sectional. That's why you love to do things.

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For a guy who hasn't played much golf, Tony Romo put forth a hell of a performance. He'll be the analyst alongside Jim Nantz. "That eagle got it going a little bit". "I was chatting to my buddy [Monday] night and he said that [Romo] has got a lot of game, hits it good".

But after shooting 71 in the first round of that year's 36-hole sectional qualifier at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Romo started the second round 8-over through three holes.

"I know I'll probably stink for a while (in the broadcast booth)".

Injuries and the emergence of Dak Prescott at quarterback past year as a rookie ultimately derailed Romo's football career. "Hopefully I'll continue to improve", he said according to the Star-Telegram.

Romo most recently suffered a back injury in the 2016 preseason that took him out most of the season and rookie Dak Prescott took over as the Cowboys' starting quarterback.