Former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo to play PGA Tour event
Tony Romo has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open three times but will play on the PGA Tour thanks to a sponsor exemption.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL analyst Tony Romo will play on the PGA Tour in March.
Romo will tee it up in the Tour's inaugural Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, which will be held in the Dominican Republic, thanks to a sponsor exemption.
It will be the first time the 37-year-old, who has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open three times, has competed against PGA Tour professionals in individual competition.
"As a professional athlete, the love and thrill of competition never entirely leaves you," Romo said in a statement.
"Outside of my family and football, golf is one of my greatest passions. So, playing and competing in a PGA Tour event is a dream come true.
"I am grateful to the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship for giving me an incredible opportunity to test my skills against some of the best on Tour."
Grupo Puntacana founder and chairman Frank Rainieri added: "As a first-year PGA Tour event, we are elated to have Tony Romo accept our offer to play in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.
"Tony Romo rose to an elite level in professional football, and then quickly became a popular and well-regarded broadcaster for CBS when he retired.
"He has a history of achieving success in the face of major challenges. And now he's going to face a new one, the rare opportunity to compete as an amateur against the world's best golfers. We are very excited to see how this plays out."