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Sorry, Rory: Tiger drops an F-bomb on his way back to world number 1

Woods held off Rickie Fowler to take the $1m top prize at the Arnold Palmer Invitational today.

Updated 20.10

TIGER WOODS RECLAIMED the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010 by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier today.

With his eighth Bay Hill course triumph, the 37-year-old Woods replaces Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy atop the world rankings.

“I play well here,” said Woods who earned over $1 million in prize money. “That is about as simple as it gets. It is a by product of hard work and patience.”

In a rare Monday finish, due to a severe thunder storm that postponed Sunday’s round, Woods outduelled fellow American Rickie Fowler down the stretch winning by two strokes.

The 14-time major champion has previously spent a record 623 weeks on top of the world, but he has not topped the rankings for nearly three years after injuries and an infamous sex scandal saw him tumble from the top 50.

Just moments after Fowler sank a long putt on the 12th hole to pull within two shots of the lead, Woods answered with his own long clutch putt, giving himself some breathing space as he held off Fowler to win.

He also dropped this F-bomb:

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– Additional reporting by Business Insider.

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