US golfer Tiger Woods returned Monday to
the number one spot in golf world rankings as he won the tournament
in Bay Hill, Florida, for the eighth time in his career.
Woods, 37, achieved his third win of the year and was just five short of matching the 82 career titles of fellow-US golfer Sam Snead. Woods has already caught up with Snead in winning eight editions of a single tournament.
Woods needed 275 total shots, two fewer than Englishman Justin Rose, to win in Bay Hill and dethrone Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy in the world rankings.
Woods, a legend of the sport, had been out of the number one spot for 29 months, as personal scandal and a failed marriage dogged his performance.
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