The last time Tiger Woods found himself ranked No. 1 in the world of golf was October 24, 2010. The week after that, on Halloween, Woods was replaced as the top golfer in the world by Lee Westwood and while a host of others names have become No. 1 in that time (Rory McIlroy is currently the top golfer in the world), Woods has never been there since.
Not anymore. His win this Monday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational gave him enough world ranking points to land him back at No. 1. So how long has it been? We take a look at events in the world since Tiger was at the top.
October 31, 2010 — Lee Westwood overtakes Tiger Woods as world No. 1 in the Official World Rankings.
November 28, 2010 — WikiLeaks sends out more than 100,000 American "confidential" cables.
January 10, 2011 —Cam Newton leads Auburn over Oregon in the BCS National Championship game in Glendale, Ariz.
January 11, 2011 — Flooding produces mudslides that kill over 900 people in Rio de Janeiro.
February 6, 2011 —The Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers to claim Super Bowl XLV.
March 11, 2011 — An earthquake off the coast of Tōhoku in Japan registers at 9.1, producing a tsunami that kills 15,840, forcing four nuclear power plants to declare themselves in an emergency situation.
April 10, 2011 — Charl Schwatzel becomes the first player ever to birdie the final four holes at Augusta National en route to a green jacket. He holds off Jason Day by two shots for his first major win.
April 29, 2011 —Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey.
May 1, 2011 — President Barack Obama addresses the nation on a Sunday evening to announce that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.
June 19, 2011 — Rory McIlroy wins his first major championship in dramatic fashion with an eight shot victory over Jason Day at the Congressional Country Club.
August 5, 2011 — NASA announces their Mars rover captured photos of potential liquid water on the surface of Mars.
September 17, 2011 —Occupy Wall Street begins in the United States.
October 20, 2011 — Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, Libya.
December 4, 2011 — Tiger Woods win his first event since his personal scandal, at his own event at the Chevron World Challenge.
March 13, 2012 — The Encyclopedia Britannica ends their print edition after 244 years of publication.
March 25, 2012 — Tiger Woods win his first PGA Tour event in over two and a half years at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
April 8, 2012 — Bubba Watson hits one of the greatest shots in Masters history to take down Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to snag his first major championship.
June 21, 2012 —LeBron James wins his first ever NBA title as a member of the Miami Heat.
August 12, 2012 — Rory McIlroy snags his second major championship, again by eight shots, at the PGA Championship.
September 30, 2012 — Team Europe ties the largest comeback in the history of the Ryder Cup as they upset the United States 14.5 - 13.5 at Medinah.
October 14, 2012 — Felix Baumgartner steals the show by becoming the first person to break the sound barrier by falling 24 miles above the Earth's surface in Roswell, New Mexico.
November 6, 2012 — Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential election.
December 14, 2012 — A 20-year-old killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
February 3, 2013 — The Baltimore Ravens upset the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII.
February 28, 2013 — For the first time since 1415, a Pope resigned, as Benedict XVI steps down. Jorge Mario Bergoglio replaces him on March 13.
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