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Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. shares a laugh with golf legend Arnold Palmer after he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA golf tournament in Orlando, Florida March 25, 2013. REUTERS/Scott Miller
ORLANDO, Florida - Tiger Woods won the weather-hit Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for an eighth time on Monday to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010.
Woods, who collected his 77th career PGA Tour win and third in five starts this season, shot a final-round two-under 70 for a 13-uner 275 total that left him two shots clear of runner-up Justin Rose (70).
A ferocious storm halted play after two holes on Sunday but an unruffled Woods returned to work under brilliant blue skies on Monday to finish his final round with five birdies and three bogeys.
With the victory, Woods returned to the top of golf's world rankings for the first time since October 2010, replacing Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.
Looking like his old imposing self, Woods's eighth win at "Arnie's Place" ties him with World Golf Hall of Fame member Sam Snead for most victories at a single PGA Tour event.