Woods added that his lower back is fine, and he's not concerned about the injury long term.
The 43-year-old's last appearance was at the WGC-Mexico Championship Feb. 21-24. He finished tied for 10th at 8-under par.
Tiger added that he's hoping to be ready for The Players Championship beginning on March 14.
Woods has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational eight times during his storied career.