Tony Romo is trying to earn a Web.com Tour card
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL analyst, Tony Romo, is ready to take a crack at earning a Web.com Tour Card. The 38-year-old will tee it up this Wednesday at the Web.com Tour Q-school pre-qualifier at Lantana Golf Club in Texas. Romo will compete as an amateur under a plus-0.4 handicap. The Californian will be the first former professional athlete to attempt the feat since ex-tennis pro, Mardy Fish, attempted to do so back in 2014.
Earlier in 2018, Romo made his PGA Tour debut at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on a sponsor exemption and then competed in a local U.S. Open qualifier. On both occasions, he failed to break 77.
Romo tees it up in the pre-qualifying section on Wednesday morning at 9.45 ET. The former Pro Bowl quarterback will be hoping to claim one of the 228 spots on offer for pre-qualifiers to advance to the first qualifying stage which begins on September 25th.
As always with prominent sports stars, current or former, attempting to compete on any golf tour, there is sure to be a lot of interest to see how Romo performs in Texas. Steph Curry’s nightmare day two at the Ellie Mae Classic will serve as a stark warning to Romo not just about the difficult task that he faces, but also the scrutiny he will face.
Unlike the rest of the competitors in the pre-qualifiers with dreams of making the Web.com Tour, Romo’s high profile makes him an easy target should things not go to plan. However, Romo proved before that he has plenty of talent at the game, making sectional qualifying at the U.S. Open one year before a weather delay forced him to withdraw due to his commitments with the Dallas Cowboys.
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