Per Ed Werder, Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who recently announced his retirement from the NFL, is going to try to qualify for the U.S. Open.

This pursuit is not that surprising given Romo’s pretty well-known connection to the game of golf, not to mention his skills. But it will be interesting to see how much torque he can put on his back, considering his serious injuries in the past. The most recent occurrence (fracture of L1 vertebra) cameĀ last August duringĀ a preseason game.

Romo will be in a pool of about 9,500 players who have signed up to play in the major this June. His first test will come on Monday at Split Rail Links and Golf Club with a local 18-hole qualifier. Assuming Romo advances, he will play in a sectional qualifier on June 5th.

While four years have passed since he posted a score, Romo has a +0.3 handicap according to Golf Digest. His second attempt at qualifying for the U.S. Open (previous attempt in 2010) certainly seems to have generated a lot of buzz already.

h/t: espn.com, golfdigest.com