Katie Couric's Notebook: Tiger's Apology

We've seen him play through rough patches before...but this is a whole new kind of challenge.

Today, for the first time since the scandal erupted, Tiger Woods addressed the public...and delivered a contrite apology to his wife, his fans, and his fellow golfers.

He appeared vulnerable, at times even tearful. This was a crouching Tiger, not at all the showman we've seen on the golf course.

While some may be more interested in the details...and he offered few if any...the fans are only interested in the date....of his return to the sport that made him a star.

He said he will come back someday, but at this point he couldn't say when.

A recent poll found that 75 percent of those golf fans are ready to see him back in the game.

Whether his wife Elin will be as quick to forgive remains to be seen...but as Tiger said today...that's between a husband and wife.

After what she's been through...a little privacy should be par for the course.

That's a page from my notebook.

I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.