Tony Romo and Johnny Manziel have accepted exemptions from sponsors to play in the Higginbotham Texas State Open, a golf tournament hosted by the North Texas PGA.
The tournament is open to professionals and amateurs and will be played from July 27 to 30 at The Cascades Club in Tyler, Texas, where Manziel’s family is originally from. Romo has played in PGA tournaments and professional tournaments since retiring from the NFL in 2017. He has played three times in the Texas State Open, and he missed the track each time. He finished in 2019 at 4-lane figure, and missed the cut by four strokes.
Manziel, a former Heierman quarterback at Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns, announced earlier this year that he would focus his attention on golf.
Both Manziel and Romo will play as amateurs in the tournament.
“I’m excited to play in the Higginbotham Texas State Open later this month,” Manziel said in a release. “I worked hard on my game and look forward to seeing it be an incredibly strong field of professionals and amateurs. I grew up in Tyler and played countless rounds at The Cascades Club.
“… It’s going to be fun to play in front of family and friends. I’m ready!”
The 72-hole holding tournament will feature 156 professionals and amateurs competing for a projected $ 200,000 wallet. The event has been played for over 50 years and has been won throughout history by Ben Crenshaw, Jeff Maggert and Lee Trevino.