Romo, who advanced to sectional qualifying two years ago, will play in the local qualifier on May 14 at Old American Golf Club in The Colony. If he advances, sectional qualifying will again be in Houston. He filed his entry under the name "Antonio" Romo.
He didn't make it out of local qualifying last year, shooting a 9-over 81.
The U.S. Open is June 14-17 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Earlier this year, Romo was paired with Tiger Woods at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, finishing tied for 17th in the best-ball team competition.