The concept of an open golf tournament means it is just that — open to everyone who qualifies.

Unfortunately for Jags kicker Josh Scobee and former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz, they didn't make the cut.

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Scobee, who didn't buy his first set of clubs until he was an NFL rookie in 2004, shot an 81 at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla., to miss out on advancing to the sectional round of qualifying.

Smoltz finished 6-over at Marietta (Ga.) Country Club and also fell short of the next round. He and Scobee are two of the 9,000 American golfers entered in local tournaments seeking a shot at the big stage.

Also included in that group are Tony Romo (who has entered several times) and Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell.

I guess kickers have plenty of time at practice to work on their short game.

For the record, Scobee was just 18 of 28 on FGs this season, but he did hit a game-winner against the Jets Week 10 (pictured). Longwell was 26 of 28.