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Smoltz, Romo set for local qualifiers

Updated: May 4, 2010, 1:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

John Smoltz schooled the likes of Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine for years, more recently taking first-hand pointers from Tiger Woods.

But Smoltz, the future Hall of Fame pitcher, will test his genuine golf mettle next week, when he tries to qualify for the U.S. Open.

He's among a handful of celebrity athletes entered to play 18 holes in local qualifiers at 111 courses beginning next Monday.

"This is all about experiencing it more than anything," Smoltz, 42, told USGA.org, ...

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