Retired Cowboys QB Tony Romo was bounced from U.S. Open qualifying earlier this week, but it’s fair to predict he will move past the “stink for a while” stage.
That’s from no less of a golf expert than former world No. 1 Jason Day.
He was asked Tuesday at the The Players Championship about Romo’s golfing skills. Day was uniquely qualified to comment because friend and fellow Australian David Lutterus was paired with Romo at the U.S. Open local qualifier Monday in Aledo, Texas.
The media-room exchange at TPC Sawgrass:
Q. True or false: Jason Day will one day tee off with Tony Romo. I’m sure you saw he’s qualifying for the U.S. Open this week?
His all-around contributions made him an indispensable member of a Lions team that was the class of the league for much of his career, winning titles in 1952, 1953 and 1957 and losing to Cleveland in the 1954 championship game. The Lions have lost 12 of their 13 playoff games since their triumph over the Browns in the 1957 title game.
“Yale Lary was a true American hero,” Pro Football Hall of Fame CEO David Baker said in a statement . “He was defined by his heart and character that made him one of the game’s greatest players. Yale led by example and raised the level of all his teammates that resulted in multiple league titles for the Detroit Lions. Those same traits were on display during his service to our country as a member of the United States Army. Yale Lary lived a life of character that will serve as great inspiration to generations of fans.”
A Fort Worth native, Lary starred at Texas A&M before the Lions selected him in the third round of the 1952 NFL Draft. He was part of the ROTC program in College Station, leading to his recall to active duty in 1954.
Lary also played baseball at A&M and continued to play in the summer during his NFL career. He played parts of four seasons for a variety of minor league teams, including the Beaumont Exporters and the Macon Peaches.