McIlroy holds off Tiger, goes to No. 1

Rory McIlroy won the Honda Classic with a performance worthy of the new No. 1 player in golf.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 04: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after winning the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 4, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Final Round
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 04: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after winning the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 4, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Justin Rose of England hits out of the bunker on the tenth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Justin Rose of England hits out of the bunker on the tenth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Lee Westwood of England hits his approach on the thrid hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Lee Westwood of England hits his approach on the thrid hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Lee Westwood of England hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Three
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 03: Lee Westwood of England hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 3, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
A young fan watches Rory McIlroy putt on the third hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
A young fan watches Rory McIlroy putt on the third hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
A young fan watches Rory McIlroy putt on the third hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Brian Harman hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole in the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. Harman shot 9-under-par for the round and is 6-under-par after two rounds. (AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES
Brian Harman hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole in the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. Harman shot 9-under-par for the round and is 6-under-par after two rounds. (AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES
Brian Harman hits out of the bunker on the 18th hole in the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. Harman shot 9-under-par for the round and is 6-under-par after two rounds. (AP Photo/The Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Justin Rose of England hits his approach shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Justin Rose of England hits his approach shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Brian Harman hits his tee shot on the fourth hole on his way to posting a course record 61 during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Brian Harman hits his tee shot on the fourth hole on his way to posting a course record 61 during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods does a drop after hitting into the water on the fifth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Tiger Woods does a drop after hitting into the water on the fifth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Tiger Woods does a drop after hitting into the water on the fifth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tom Gillis hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tom Gillis hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Brian Harman hits his approach shot on the 18th hole on his way to posting a course record 61 during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Brian Harman hits his approach shot on the 18th hole on his way to posting a course record 61 during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Lee Westwood of England hits out of the bunker on the tenth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Lee Westwood of England hits out of the bunker on the tenth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tom Gillis hits his approach on the 16th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tom Gillis hits his approach on the 16th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Harris English hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Harris English hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Kultida Woods, Tiger Wood's mother, right, stands beside Tiger's son Charlie, center, as Woods approaches the ninth green during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. The woman at left is unidentified.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kultida Woods, Tiger Wood's mother, right, stands beside Tiger's son Charlie, center, as Woods approaches the ninth green during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. The woman at left is unidentified.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Kultida Woods, Tiger Wood's mother, right, stands beside Tiger's son Charlie, center, as Woods approaches the ninth green during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Friday, March 2, 2012. The woman at left is unidentified.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Erik Compton waits to hit his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Erik Compton waits to hit his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa hits his approach on the 13th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round Two
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Charl Schwartzel of South Africa hits his approach on the 13th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Harris English hits on the 17th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Harris English hits on the 17th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Harris English hits on the 17th tee during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 01: Rickie Fowler hits out of the fairway bunker the 18th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 1, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Honda Classic - Round One
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 01: Rickie Fowler hits out of the fairway bunker the 18th hole during the first round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 1, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Davis Love III lines up a putt on the tenth green during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Davis Love III lines up a putt on the tenth green during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Davis Love III lines up a putt on the tenth green during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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