Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo failed in his bid to advance in U.S. Open qualifying Monday and then he came up short in an HP Byron Nelson Championship qualifier Tuesday. Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News documented both rounds and quickly pointed out that Romo worked out at Valley Ranch both days.
Some people wonder if Romo's playing too much in the offseason, but honestly he's probably playing about the same amount as any other avid golfer/NFL player. We just notice him more because he attempts to qualify for professional events. I think the folks who run Nelson (the Salesmanship Club of Dallas) are missing a golden opportunity by not granting Romo a special exemption. He's a scratch golfer, so it's not like he's going to embarrass himself too badly. And it would help bring more people to an event that has lost some of its luster since Nelson died -- and Tiger Woods no longer shows up.