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Romo's competition includes Open vets

Tony Romo is one of 36 golfers scheduled to compete for two U.S. Open spots in the sectional qualifying tournament at the Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas.

His competition includes three veterans of the U.S. Open. Steve Elkington, who owns eight PGA Tour victories, headlines that group. He’s played the U.S. Open 12 times.

Texas A&M’s Cameron Peck is trying to qualify for his first U.S. Open, but he does have a 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur under his belt.

Cowboys fans need not fret about Romo, who earned his spot by parring three holes at a local qualifier last month, missing work for this tournament.

Romo will play in the tournament Monday and return to Valley Ranch in plenty of time for Tuesday’s OTA workout. If he manages to make the U.S. Open, he’ll have no conflict with football. The U.S. Open begins June 14, the day after the Cowboys complete their minicamp.