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Romo enters Tour Q-School pre-qualifier

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NFL commentator and former quarterback Tony Romo will begin his pursuit of a Tour card Wednesday.

Romo, 38, is entered in the Lantana, Texas, pre-qualifier for Tour Q-School. He is listed as an amateur with a plus-0.4 handicap, but he can turn pro prior to the opening round of any stage.

Romo has gained plenty of tournament experience over the past few years. Earlier this year, he shot 77-82 while playing on a sponsor exemption at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. A few months later, he shot 77 in a U.S. Open local qualifier.  

According to the Tour, Romo, who now works as a CBS analyst for the NFL, is the first former athlete to try and gain status since Mardy Fish, a former tennis pro, attempted the feat in 2014.

Approximately 228 qualifying positions are available at pre-qualifying sites around the country. The Lantana field size is 68 players, and the number of available spots will soon be determined.