Woods, speaking during an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", returned to the PGA Tour in January after a 17-month absence but has struggled with a nagging back problem.
"I'm trying everything I can just to be able to get back and play," Woods said when asked if he thought he had a chance of playing in the Masters in just over two weeks.
"I love that event. It's meant so much to me in my life. It's the first major I ever played back in '95. It has so much history and meaning to me that I'd love to get back."