Former NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo, Johnny Manziel teeing it up at Texas State Open

What do Tony Romo and Johnny Manziel have in common? Neither made a conference championship game during their time as a quarterback in the NFL and both will be teeing it up at this week’s Texas State Open.

Romo, the longtime Dallas Cowboys QB and current lead NFL analyst for CBS, and Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner while at Texas A&M, highlight the field of 156 players – including a record 10 prior champions – at The Cascades Golf & Country Club in Tyler, Texas. Play begins on Tuesday, ends on Friday, and features a 36-hole cut to the low 55 scores and ties in the middle.

“I am excited to play in the Higginbotham Texas State Open,” Manziel said of his event debut. “I have been working hard on my game and I look forward to seeing how it stacks up against an incredibly strong field of professionals and amateurs. I grew up in Tyler and have played countless rounds at The Cascades Club. It’s a fantastic facility, always in great shape and it will be fun to play in front of family and friends. I’ll be ready.”

Wishing our Director of Instruction, Greg Hiller, the best of luck as he competes in the 51st Texas State Open. This field is made up of the best Golf Professionals and amateurs in the State of Texas, including Tony Romo and Johnny Manziel. Go get them Greg! pic.twitter.com/CHjFo0wv3A

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Romo is making his fourth Texas State Open appearance. He has missed the cut in his previous three attempts.

“I am honored to accept an exemption into the Higginbotham Texas State Open,” said Romo. “This will be my fourth start in the tournament. I played back in 2004 and 2005 and then again a couple of years ago. The NTPGA conducts fantastic events and the hospitality at The Cascades Club and in Tyler is second to none. I am playing well, and I am excited to return and compete against a strong field this year.”

Tournament information can be found here.