Washington, March 26 (IANS) Star golfer Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and reclaimed the World No.1 ranking for the first time since October 2010.
With his eighth Bay Hill course triumph Monday, the 37-year-old Woods replaces Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy atop the world rankings, reports Xinhua.
The 14-time major champion has previously spent a record 623 weeks on top of the world chart.
But he has not topped the rankings for nearly three years after injuries and an infamous sex scandal saw him tumble from the top 50.
It was the eighth time Woods captured the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. He now shares the record with Sam Snead as the only players to have won the same event so often.