The rumors are true, Tony Romo was in Odessa yesterday. But why on earth of all places would Tony Romo be in Odessa? He was here playing golf. Ok, but he could play golf anywhere, why Odessa?

Yesterday the Odessa Country Club was a U.S. Open qualifier. In order for someone to qualify for the U.S Open an amateur must get their handicap down to a 1.4 or lower, then they are able to compete in an 18-hole qualifier. If a golfer does well enough in a local 18-hole qualifier then move on to compete in a 36-hole final qualifier. Those who play well enough in the 36-hole qualifier will move on to be one of the 156 golfers to play in the U.S. Open.

Romo's trip wasn't as successful as he probably wanted it to be. He shot a 73 and was +1. He came in 20th yesterday.  If you don't know you should, Tony Romo is an avid golfer and has always wanted to play in the U.S. Open and be on the PGA Tour.

He last tried to qualify for the U.S. Open in 2021 in Gunter, Texas. In that tournament, he shot 3 over -75.

Don't worry, I wasn't lurking in the bushes to stalk Tony while he was here, but I'm not above it. I was, am, and always will be a huge Romo fan. I named my dog Romo.

After leaving the Dallas Cowboys in 2017, he was given an opportunity to join the broadcast team at CBS. In his first season, he wowed football fans with his ability to predict plays and defenses.

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