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Monday 19 March 2018

Rory McIlroy loses world number one ranking as Tiger roars again

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

TIGER Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill today to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010.

With the victory Woods knocked Irish golfer Rory McIlroy from the top spot.

Woods, who collected his 77th career PGA Tour win and third in five starts this season, shot a final-round two-under 70 for a 13-under 275 total that left him two shots clear of runner-up Justin Rose (70).

A ferocious storm halted play after two holes on Sunday but an unruffled Woods returned to work under brilliant blue skies today to finish his final round with five birdies and three bogeys.

Looking like his old imposing self, Woods's eighth win at "Arnie's Place" ties him with World Golf Hall of Fame member Sam Snead for most victories at a single PGA Tour event.

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