Romo quits golf, for now

Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, had such a polished golf game that he has played in qualifying for the U.S. Open and the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

But for now, he’s given up the game.

“It’s been a while,” Romo told the Dallas Morning News when asked when he last played golf “Almost a year and a half.”

For one thing, Romo has not been unable to play golf because he has undergone back surgery after each of the last two seasons.

And apparently he wants to take no chances with his day job.

“You’ve got to get yourself healthy then figure out where you’re at and go from there for everything,” Romo said. “It’s not just golf. It’s a way you live life. I don’t think about it as (giving up) golf. It’s just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field.”

Of course, retired quarterbacks are some of the best players in the annual American Celebrity Golf Classic at Lake Tahoe every year, so there still might be golf in the future for Romo, who has won several amateur tournaments.

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