- Todd Archer, ESPN Staff Writer
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GRAPEVINE, Texas – Not only will Tony Romo bypass a chance at this year’s U.S. Open, but the Cowboys’ quarterback will not attempt to qualify for the HP Byron Nelson Championship either.
The Nelson’s pre-qualifier will be played Thursday at Lantana Golf Club. The Nelson will be held at TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas from May 17-20.
Romo has attempted to qualify for the Nelson for at least the last six years but has not made the field. There has been talk in the past about him receiving a sponsor’s exemption.
Romo was on the golf course Wednesday, however, at the team’s annual sponsors’ tournament at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, Texas. Most of the team's veterans took part in either the morning or afternoon tournaments.
“I get a little concerned if I see somebody out there playing good golf other than Romo,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones joked. “We allow him to be a good golfer.”