2009 ACC runner-up bidding to play in U.S. Open
Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo is still in search of his first Super Bowl appearance, but his pursuit to qualify for one of pro golf’s four major tournaments may come as soon as Monday.
Romo will bid to qualify for the U.S. Open, competing in a 33-player, 36-hole sectional qualifier at the Carlon Woods Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas.
Romo has appeared in the past three American Century Championships at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, finishing no worse than 11th. Last year, Romo was runner-up to eight-time winner Rick Rhoden, and he finished in a tie for third in 2008.
To qualify for the sectionals, Romo birdied three of his final four holes to shoot a 2-under 69 on May 20 at Honors Club of Dallas in Carrollton, Texas. That left him tied with four players for the final three sectional berths. By parring three straight holes, Romo was able to grab one of the three remaining spots.
The 36-hole sectional includes some seasoned golf pros, including former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington and Bob Estes.
If he passes the sectional test, Romo will participate in the U.S. Open June 17-20 at Pebble Beach.
Former Atlanta Braves’ pitcher John Smoltz – also entered in the July 16-18 ACC – tried to qualify for the Open but didn’t make it past local qualifying.
Get discounted tickets at Raley’s
Tickets are on sale now at 128 Raley’s locations throughout Northern California and Nevada through July 17. Stores will offer tickets to the celebrity golf tournament at a discounted rate of $22, or $18 with a grocery purchase of $50 or more at their checkout areas. These one-day tickets are for Friday, Saturday or Sunday of the tournament: July 16, 17 and 18. Ticket purchases are limited to four per person.
American Century Championship Accepted Entries
As of May 28
Troy Aikman NFL Hall of Fame QB
Jared Allen NFL All-Pro DE: Minnesota Vikings
Marcus Allen NFL Hall of Fame RB
Ray Allen NBA All-Star, Boston Celtics
Ronde Barber NFL All-Pro DB: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Charles Barkley Former NBA All-Star
Brian Baumgartner Actor: The Office
Shane Battier NBA Forward: Houston Rockets
Jerome Bettis Former NFL All-Pro RB
Joe Carter Former MLB All-Star OF
Matt Cassel NFL QB: Kansas City Chiefs
Chris Chandler Former NFL All-Pro QB
Don Cheadle Actor: Crash, Hotel Rwanda, Oceans Eleven
Vince Coleman Former MLB All-Star OF
Stephen Curry NBA G: Golden State Warriors
Oscar de la Hoya Legendary Boxer
Vinny Del Negro Former NBA Head Coach & Player
Jack Del Rio NFL Head Coach: Jacksonville Jaguars
Trent Dilfer Former NFL All-Pro QB
Herm Edwards Former NFL Head Coach
John Elway NFL Hall of Fame QB
Mike Eruzione Captain, 1980 US Hockey Team
Grant Fuhr Former NHL All-Star
Trent Green NFL All-Pro QB
Todd Haley NFL Head Coach: Kansas City Chiefs
Anfernee Hardaway Former NBA All-Star
Rodney Harrison Former NFL Pro-Bowler
AJ Hawk NFL LB: Green Bay Packers
Taylor Hicks American Idol Winner
Lou Holtz Former Notre Dame Head Football Coach
Oliver Hudson Actor: Rules of Engagement
Brett Hull Former NHL All-Star
Dan Jansen Former Gold Medal Speed Skater
Dale Jarrett NASCAR Driver
Michael Jordan NBA Legend
Brian Kelly Head Football Coach: Notre Dame
Jason Kidd NBA All-Star: Dallas Mavericks
Jamie Langenbrunner Captain, 2010 US Hockey Team
Mario Lemieux NHL Legend
Kenny Lofton Former MLB All-Star
Greg Maddux Former MLB All-Star P
Bruce McGill Actor: Animal House
Jim McMahon Former NFL All-Pro QB
Bode Miller Gold Medal Winning Skier
Mike Modano NHL All-Star
Mark Mulder Former MLB All-Star P
Kevin Nealon Actor, SNL Alum
Craig T Nelson Actor: Parenthood, Coach
Jonathan Ogden Former All-Pro OL
John O’Hurley Actor/Host: Seinfeld, Family Feud
Carson Palmer NFL All-Pro QB; Cincinnati Bengals
Chris Paul NBA All-Star G
Digger Phelps ESPN Analyst, Former Notre Dame Basketball Coac
Stone Phillips Former Dateline Anchor
Dan Quayle Former U.S Vice President
Dan Quinn Former NHL C
Rick Rhoden Professional Golfer, Former MLB All-Star
Alfonso Ribeiro Actor: Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Jerry Rice NFL Hall of Fame WR
Aaron Rodgers NFL All-Pro QB: Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Roenick Former NHL All Star
Ray Romano Actor: Everybody Loves Raymond
Tony Romo NFL All Pro QB: Dallas Cowboys
Matt Ryan NFL QB; Atlanta Falcons
Mark Rypien Former NFL All-Pro QB
Bret Saberhagen Former MLB Pitcher/World Series MVP
Joe Sakic Former NHL All-Star Center
Matt Schaub NFL All-Pro QB: Houston Texans
Mike Shanahan NFL Head Coach: Washington Redskins
Sterling Sharpe Former NFL All-Pro WR
Ryan Sheckler Professional Skateboarder
Ozzie Smith MLB Hall of Fame SS
John Smoltz Former MLB All-Star Pitcher
Steve Spurrier Head Football Coach: University of South Carolina
Wally Szczerbiak NBA All-Star
Vinny Testaverde Former NFL All-Pro QB
Joe Theismann Former NFL All-Pro QB
Billy Joe Tolliver Former NFL QB
Jack Wagner Actor: Melrose Place
Wes Welker NFL All-Pro WR: New England Patriots
David Wells Former All-Star Pitcher
Ken Whisenhunt NFL Head Coach: Arizona Cardinals
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