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Tiger Woods regained the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday in Orlando, Florida.

The 37-year-old replaces Rory McIlroy as number one after dropping to a career-low 58th in November 2011.

Woods won the tournament for the eighth time, tying Sam Snead for the most times winning one event in a career.

Woods shot a fourth-round 70 Monday and beat Justin Rose by two strokes. Rory McIlroy slides to No. 2 in the world rankings.

He topped the rankings for 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to October 2010.
But he took five months off in late 2009 after an infamous scandal in his private life. , and was also troubled by persistent knee injuries, requiring four operations, and an Achilles problems, which contributed to his fall down the rankings.

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