The last few years have been far from perfect for Tiger Woods, but he is once again on top of the golf world after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational. After leading the field for most of the week, Woods finished with a final score of 13 under par to earn his third tournament victory in 2013.
According to the PGA Tour, this was enough for Tiger to return to No. 1 in the world golf rankings for the first time since October of 2010:forced play to be suspended for the day. Here's a look at one of the holes during the late afternoon:
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Rickie Fowler presented a challenge for Woods throughout Round 4. The 24-year-old was down to three-under through 14 holes, but fell apart with a triple bogey on 16. Once dropped on the leaderboard, Justin Rose was the only golfer within range, but he could not catch Tiger.
Aside from a few bogeys, the 14-time major champion was almost flawless in the final round. When he drove the ball wide, he recovered by getting back on the green in regulation. When he failed to do that, his putting made up for it.
Tiger started the final round with three birdies in his first six holes, including this putt on No. 4 that required every ounce of his focus: