Romo is a member at Trinity Forest, the host course for the
tournament which runs from May 9-12. He will keep his amateur status at
the PGA event.
Defending champion Aaron Wise, last year's PGA Tour Rookie of the
Year, and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth were other early
commitments to the tournament.
It will be the second PGA start for Romo, who debuted last March in
the the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic,
missing the cut.
"Golf is one of my greatest passions outside my family and football
and I am honored to have the opportunity to compete among the pros
again," Romo said.
Romo won last year's American Century Championship, a celebrity tournament in Nevada.
"Following his summer successes, the timing feels perfect," Byron
Nelson tournament director Jon Drago said. "Romo is a legendary
competitor. We look forward to watching him put his talents to test
while competing against the best in the game of golf."