"I'm playing in the Masters," Woods said Friday afternoon. "It's obviously very important to me, and I want to be there.
"I've worked a lot on my game and I'm looking forward to competing. I'm excited to get to Augusta and I appreciate everyone's support."
Woods, 39, a four-time winner of the tournament, had been questionable for the year's first major championship ever since announcing a leave from the game on Feb. 11 to work on issues in his game.
He entered just two tournaments this year and played only 47 holes, missing the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January and then making it through just 11 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open a week later, citing a stiff lower back.