The Western Amateur golf tournament has been won by some of the biggest names in the sport, but that’s not the only reason why this year’s field will be noteworthy.
On Thursday, tournament organizers revealed that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be competing in the 115th edition of the event, which will take place in late July at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe:
Romo, who has become known for his golf abilities when he’s not on the gridiron, retired earlier this year to accept a job as a commentator on CBS.
The Western Amateur forces players to deal with grueling conditions, as they play 72 holes of stroke play to qualify for match play. If they finish in the top 16, they then compete in up to four 18-hole matches over two days to determine the event’s winner.
Last year’s champion was University of Illinois golfer Dylan Meyer, who defeated Sam Horsfield in the final in Lake Forest.
The tournament will get underway on July 31 and will conclude on Sat., Aug. 5.