Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo....
It's over for now. Tiger Woods made his major act of contrition in Jacksonville Friday. He stood there, without much emotion, he read, and read some more and read some more.
He was not at ease. He was robotic and obviously uncomfortable.
Methodically, he covered all the bases.
And he confirmed that he is who we thought he is.
He admitted he has been a self-centered, selfish human being who felt that he could get away with whatever he wanted. He felt rules of decency did not apply to him.
Money and fame had gone to his head.
He begged for forgiveness and says he'll turn it all around—he'll become a better person.
He said he's going back to Buddha, as he was raised a Buddhist.
Surprisingly, he gave no hint on his return to competitive golf, although we saw images of a smiling Tiger Woods working on his swing yesterday at Isleworth, looking like he didn't have a care in the world, flashing that trademark smile of his.
"I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game," he said, telling us that he might be better behaved on the course in the future.
After asking basically EVERYONE for forgiveness, he hugged his mom and promptly disappeared behind the curtains.
"It's not what you achieve in life that matters—it's what you overcome," Woods said during his first public appearance since his world fell apart last November.
He's achieved a lot, for sure.
Now let's see how much he can overcome.