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Former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo just retired from the NFL this offseason… and is already pursuing another professional sport: golf.

According to ESPN, the 37-year-old former NFL star is among around 9,500 players who have signed up for the U.S. Open.

The info has made headlines, though it’s likely a long shot that Romo will make it.

He will play an 18-hole local qualifier on Monday (May 8) at Split Rail Links and Golf Club. If he advances, the next step will be sectional qualifying on June 5.

Apparently, Romo tried in 2010 and made it out of local qualifying, but obviously didn’t make it to the big event.

Romo retired from the NFL in October and announces plans to become a CBS game analyst.