Tony Romo is really done with football.

It’s no secret to Cowboys fans that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo loves golf. We’ve seen countless reports over the years of Romo playing in offseason and even wanting to make a run at the U.S. Open.

Due to his football obligations, Romo has never had the opportunity to really focus on the other game he loves: golf.



But with his decision to retire, Romo has finally taken a step towards having a golf career. Ok, maybe not a career, but at least he can see if he’s as good as he thinks he is and burn off some of that competitive fire.

According to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder, Romo has signed up for and is scheduled to compete in Aledo, TX at a local 2017 U.S. Open qualifier.

Romo’s schedule for CBS as a broadcaster won’t begin until late this summer. The U.S. Open begins June 12-18 in Erin Hills, so there would be no conflict with his new career. What’s more interesting is that if Romo were to qualify for the U.S. Open, he’d be playing just one hour away from his home town of Burlington, Wisconsin. It may not be winning a Super Bowl, but winning a USGA tournament in his home state is just about everything Romo could have dreamed of shy of winning a championship for Dallas.