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Tiger Woods wins, moves back on top of world golf rankings

March 25, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

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Tiger Woods tied a PGA Tour record Monday by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., for the eighth time, closing with a two-under 70 for a two-shot victory over Justin Rose.

“I play well here,” Woods said. “And that’s about as simple as it gets.”

Oh, and the win put Tiger Woods back on top of the world golf rankings.

“That's just a byproduct," he said. " A byproduct of hard work and getting back to winning golf tournaments. Consequently, I’ve moved up.”

Next up for Woods is The Masters, which he has won four times. Woods will certainly be considered the favorite as he looks to win a major for the first time since 2008.

Rickie Fowler challenged Woods for the victory Monday before hitting two shots into the water on the 16th and making a triple bogey.

Woods tied Sam Snead for a record for most victories in the same tournament. Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open eight times.

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