Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/25/13
He's back. Eight-hundred-and-seventy-seven days after his reign ended and he was banished to rankings exile - to the pit of No. 58 - Tiger Woods has reclaimed his throne. On a sun-splashed Monday afternoon, Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for a record eighth time and in so doing deposed Rory McIlroy to regain the No. 1 ranking he lost in October 2010. "No. 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!," tweeted skier Lindsey Vonn, Woods' girlfriend. Yes, she used 13 exclamation points. Don't believe it? Check it out. Number 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!! -- lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) March 25, 2013 And it just may be that her man deserves every one of them because climbing back to the top from the abyss of scandal, divorce, injury and a broken golf game has been one of the greatest achievements of his career. "It feels good right now," said Woods. And why wouldn't it? He now has three victories this season and six in 19 PGA Tour stroke play events dating back a year, representing a higher winning percentage ...
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