Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo highlights US Amateur qualifying field
GLADEWATER, Texas (June 29, 2021) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo highlights a strong field of qualifiers Wednesday at The Tempest Golf Club, vying for the right to compete in the 2021 U.S. Amateur next month at historic Oakmont Golf Club.
Romo, the current CBS Football commentator, has attempted to qualify for a wide variety of United States Golf Association and PGA Tour events without success over the last decade.
This will be his second U.S. Amateur qualifier, after failing to advance from his home state qualifier in Wisconsin in 2019. He failed to make the 36-hole cut at the Korn-Ferry event in Arlington this spring and also attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in June.
Romo also played in the Texas State Open in nearby Tyler in 2019. He is a multiple winner of the American Century Celebrity Shootout at Lake Tahoe held each summer and has played in several PGA Tour events.
The 36-hole event is open to the public at the championship Jeffrey Brauer par 72 Tempest Golf Club in Gladewater. Romo is scheduled to tee off at 9:10 a.m., Wednesday and 3 p.m. for his second round.
The exact number of qualifiers from the 36-hole event will be determined Wednesday morning after everyone is teed off.