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Jun. 8 2010 - 8:23 am | 21 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Tony Romo Withdraws from U.S. Open

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Tony ...

Professional Golfer Tony Romo (Image by Getty Images via @daylife)

Tony Romo Withdrew from contention for the (golfing) U.S. Open yesterday, officially ending his bid to deny people much poorer than he a shot at big money.

The current leader in the U.S Open qualifier at The Club at Carlton Woods made about $30,000 last year, about six times more than the guy in second place. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made $625,000 last year, and will make $8.5 million this year.

So why was Tony Romo competing for a lucrative spot at the U.S. Open against guys who live near the poverty line?

From Golf.com:

“It’s fun to go out here on a day and compete and try and win on a day. But I don’t know if I could put in the time that would be needed to play or compete at that level, day in and day out. I don’t have any feeling or need to right now.”

Romo Withdraws from U.S. Open Qualifying

Romo who was four shots off the lead after the first day, triple-bogeyed the first hole of the second day, and got through three more holes before a weather delay convinced him to withdraw. I’m sure all those guys vying for the chance to bring in the potentially life-changing winnings of a good showing at the U.S. Open thought it was cool that he was looking for some “fun” competition in his hobby sport.


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