Tony Romo fails to qualify for US Open

Former Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo failed to qualify for the U.S. Open on Monday.

Romo tied for 40th place shooting 75, 3-over-par, according Brad Townsend of SportsDay.

Romo needed a 69 to qualify for the last playoff spot.

"From the moment I stepped on the course, I really felt the love and energy from all the people here," Romo said according to USA Today. "I tried to give them some things to be excited about, and I had some good moments out there. But I had four 3-putts and the one bad hole and that was it. I was encouraged with how I played overall. I just need to get out and do more of this kind of thing. I need to play in more tournaments because golf and tournament golf are two totally different deals."

Romo competed with 107 other golfers on Monday at the 18-hole U.S. Open local qualifier at Split Rail Links and Golf Club in Aledo, Texas.

News broke of Romo's decision to pursue professional golf on May 4, exactly one month after Romo was released from the Cowboys.

Romo was beaten out of his starting quarterback spot last season by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott after Romo suffered an injury during the preseason.

Romo is expected to join CBS and broadcaster Jim Nantz as an analyst for NFL games the fall.