Tony Romo earns U.S. Amateur Four-Ball berth alongside top junior
Tony Romo (PGA Tour photo)
Tony Romo (PGA Tour photo)

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo teamed with Tommy Morrison, a 17-year-old University of Texas commit, to qualify for the 2023 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship slated for May 20-24 at Kiawah Island Club's Cassique and River Courses.

The duo combined to shoot a best-ball score of 9-under-par 63 at Winter Creek Golf Club in Blanchard, Okla., on Monday to tie for medalist honors and earned one of two qualifying spots.

Romo, 42, shot 66 on his own ball with eight birdies (five of which were used for the team score) while Morrison, a 6-10 high school senior from Frisco, Texas, shot a 72 with a pair of birdies.

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Romo has been an active competitive golfer since he retired from the NFL in 2016, playing in numerous PGA and Korn Ferry Tour events through sponsor exemptions. He advanced to the 2010 U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Carton Woods Golf Club in The Woodlands, Texas and qualified for PGA Tour Qualifying School’s first stage in 2018. He is a three-time winner of the American Century Celebrity Championship.

The 6-foot-10 Morrison, who was born with a congenital heart condition that required him to have surgery at just 2½ weeks, currently stands at 429th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He finished runner-up to Luke Clanton at the North & South Amateur in July.

ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying

Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying is held at sites across the United States from late summer to early winter. Handicap limit 2.4.

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