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Tiger Woods is back on his throne as the No. 1 golfer on the planet.
And he deserves it.
With his win at Bay Hill, Woods now has three wins in his four stroke-play Tour events of the year, and he is regaining that mystique.
Tiger entered the final round at Bay Hill with a two-stroke lead. He never let any competitor get closer than that. Woods would birdie when he needed to and take the wind out of the sails of any charging competitor.
This is a Woods trademark. He is now 52-4 when he begins the final round with at least a share of the lead, and 41-2 when he has the lead outright.
Woods' driving accuracy checks in at 56.5 percent for the year. This is below his usual standards, but the rest of his stats are comparable to pre-hiatus era Tiger.
Well, except for his putting.
Tiger's strokes gained putting mark of .995 is the best number he's had for a year since the stat came into use in 2004.
Woods has his game clicking, and he will rightfully be a big favorite at Augusta as a result.