Tiger Woods Back On Top of the World

By Carl Conrad
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Ladies and gentlemen, Tiger Woods is back on top of the golfing world. His two shot victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard vaulted Woods back to number one in the official world golf rankings – a spot that he last held on October 30, 2010.

Woods pretty much owns the golf course at Bay Hill. He has won eight of the 17 events that he has entered there. That’s a pretty impressive winning percentage. This victory also ties him with Sam Snead for the most victories at a single event. “It’s a byproduct of hard work, patience and getting back to winning golf tournaments,” Woods said.

One of the most absolutely ridiculous and astounding statistics that I have seen is that Woods has been a professional golfer for 6,054 days and he has spent 4,632 of those days as the number one golfer in the world. He has gotten back to the pinnacle of the golfing world thanks to his work on the greens.

The general consensus is that Woods is putting as good, if not better, than he has putted at any point in his incredibly illustrious career. To drive home that point a little bit, of the 77 players that made the cut this week, Tiger was 75th in driving accuracy at one point during the final round when he lead the field by four shots.

I can only imagine what is going to happen if Woods starts striking the ball better before he gets it to the green. We may very get a glimpse back in time to when Tiger was dominating tournaments and striking fear in the hearts of his opponents.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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