Tiger Woods Returns to Golf No. 1 With Win at Florida Tournament

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Tiger Woods (center) plays a shot on the 8th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. Close

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Tiger Woods (center) plays a shot on the 8th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

Tiger Woods reclaimed the No. 1 spot in golf’s world rankings after a 2 1/2-year absence with a record-tying eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida.

The final round of the tournament at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge was completed today after heavy rain and winds of 50-60 miles per hour (80-95 kilometers per hour) halted play yesterday.

Woods, 37, won his third title this season by posting a 2- under-par 70 today for a four-round total of 13 under and a two- shot victory over Justin Rose. It is Woods’s sixth victory in his last 20 events on the U.S. PGA Tour.

It’s his eighth win at the tournament, tying Sam Snead for the most titles at a single PGA Tour event. Woods now has 77 PGA Tour wins, five behind Snead for the career mark.

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