Quarterback Tony Romo's bid to play in the HP Byron Nelson Golf tournament is jeopardy because his tee time for Monday's qualifying round conflicts with the Cowboys OTA workouts.
Romo was a given a 9:57 a.m. tee time for the Byron Nelson Championship Open Qualifying tournament scheduled for Monday, May 17 at Stonebridge Ranch CC (Hills Course).
Romo told tournament officials that he will be able to play only if his starting time is delayed significantly due to inclement weather or related golf course maintenance delays.
There are 85 players scheduled to play in the 18-hole stroke play Open Qualifying event Monday.
“If we had a field size of 91 or more players, we would have utilized a morning and afternoon 1st and 10th tee start,” said Mark Harrison, Director of Operations for the Northern Texas PGA. “With 90 or less players, the PGA TOUR requires that we tee off in the morning so we have plenty of time to finish the qualifying tournament in case of weather delays and playoffs,” said Harrison. “In a way, Tony was unlucky that a few more players did not enter. If we had a handful more players, we could have accommodated his late tee time request and he would have definitely been able to play after his football commitments. As it stands now, I am sure Tony will be watching the weather during practice Monday morning and hoping for some rain.”
The low four (4) qualifiers will advance to compete in the $6.5 million HP Byron Nelson Championship at Four Seasons Resort and Club (TPC) in Irving, Texas on May 20-23, 2010.