When Tony Romo chose CBS over the Texans, he chose to end his football career. He didn't, however, end all of his athletic pursuits.

Romo isn't just taking his talents to broadcasting booth. He's also taking them to the golf course.

Come Monday, Romo will compete in a U.S. Open qualifier.

But it won't be easy for Romo to actually qualify. As USA Today explained, he'll have a ton of competition:

Come Monday, he will be among the nearly 9,000 golfers vying for 51 exempt slots for June's U.S. Open in Erin, Wisc.

The first step is advancing out of the local qualifier at Split Rail Links & Golf Club in Aledo, Texas. Romo is one of 117 golfers scheduled to compete in the 18-hole event, where seven golfers will earn berths to a sectional qualifier.

This isn't the first time Romo has done something like this. As NFL.com pointed out, Romo has tried to qualify for the U.S. Open three times. In 2010, he was forced to withdraw due to obligations with the Cowboys. He took it a step further a couple years later, giving up golf almost completely for the sake of his career with the Cowboys.

This time, Romo won't be forced to withdraw due to football commitments.