He was asked later, in a slightly different way, if there had been an apology. Woods said, "No, we haven't had time for that."
Garcia started with an apology and said that Tiger seemed to consider the matter closed. He admitted to leaving a handwritten note of apology at Woods' locker and did the right thing when asked the contents of that note by declining to reveal it.
"The note is for him," Garcia said.
In the course of the grilling, Garcia said that, even after leaving the note, he still wanted to apologize to Woods in person. He added that the driving range wasn't appropriate and that their paths hadn't crossed again.
"I was hoping to meet after the [practice] round," he said, "but he was gone. This morning, I was here early ... he got here later."
He was asked if, what he has described as a "sick feeling in his stomach over the last several weeks" would mean he wouldn't be able to contend here. He said, "I don't know. We'll see. It obviously doesn't help, but it's my own fault."
The toughest moment for Garcia occurred midway through the session. Sitting directly in front of him was a black reporter, who asked, "Do you have any understanding that the comments you made regarding Tiger Woods extend beyond Tiger Woods, that they have a stinging feeling to people who look like me?…"
Garcia made eye contact in the dead-quiet room and said, "I understand that. ... That's why I said sorry, because I can obviously see I hurt a lot of people.
"The only thing I can do is show you my respect from here, moving forward."
It wasn't Kobe sitting next to Vanessa, but it'll do.