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Tiger reclaims world No. 1 ranking with Bay Hill victory

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Tiger Woods took over the No. 1 world ranking for the first time since October 2010 by winning the weather-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on Monday.

Woods shot a final-round 2-under 70 to finish the tournament at 13-under - two shots ahead of Justin Rose. It was Woods' 77th career PGA Tour victory and his eighth at Bay Hill, and he took over the No. 1 spot in the 2013 FedEx Cup rankings.

"I play well on this course," Woods said with a smile. "I made my share of putts."

He had to wait an extra day to complete the Bay Hill victory after a fierce storm dumped heavy rain and rendered the course unplayable Sunday. But Woods was solid in polishing off his third victory of the year Monday.

"I've turned some of those weaknesses from last year into strengths," he said.

Woods said he is looking forward to taking a few days off and will not play at this week's Shell Houston Open as he prepares for the Masters April 11-14. Rory McIlroy, who lost the No. 1 world ranking to Woods, will play in Houston.

Woods' victory at Bay Hill on Monday tied him with Hall of Fame member Sam Snead for the most victories at a single PGA Tour event.
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