2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational results: Tiger Woods wins, regains No. 1 ranking

Sam Greenwood

Tiger Woods won his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational Monday and returned to the top of the World Golf Rankings.

Tiger Woods shot a final-round 70 at Bay Hill Country Club Monday, holding off Justin Rose to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the eighth time. With the win, Woods moved into the No. 1 position in the World Golf Rankings. It's the first time since October 2010 that Woods has been on top of the golf world.

Woods finished the tournament 13-under par, two strokes better than Rose. He made his biggest move Saturday, when he shot a 6-under 66 to take the lead. Woods bogeyed three of the final 11 holes on Monday, but five birdies allowed him to hold onto his advantage. Rose finished the final round with four birdies and two bogeys.

Keegan Bradley, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Mark Wilson and Rickie Fowler tied for third, finishing 8-under par. Bradley and Wilson were the biggest movers among that group on the final day, as they both improved seven spots over the final 18 holes. Bradley and Wilson each shot 1-under 71 on the last day of the tournament.

Thorbjorn Olesen placed seventh at 7-under, while Henrik Stenson, Jimmy Walker, Ken Duke, William McGirt and Bill Haas tied for eighth at 6-under.

Phil Mickelson missed the weekend cut, shooting 8-over through the first two rounds. Among the competitors who advanced to play the final 36 holes, Graeme McDowell was likely the most disappointed. McDowell shot a 3-under 69 on Monday, but after struggling through the first three rounds, he finished in a tie for 45th at 2-over par.

Here's the final leaderboard for those players who made the cut in Orlando:

Finish Player Score
1 Tiger Woods
2 Justin Rose
T3 Mark Wilson -8
T3 Keegan Bradley
T3 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
T3 Rickie Fowler
7 Thorbjorn Olesen
T8 William McGirt -6
T8 Henrik Stenson
T8 Bill Haas
T8 Jimmy Walker
T8 Ken Duke
13 Scott Brown
T14 Bubba Watson
T14 Ben Kohles
T16 Chris Kirk -3
T16 Camilo Villegas -3
T16 Erik Compton
T16 John Rollins
T16 Brian Stuard -3
T21 Vaughn Taylor
T21 Carl Pettersson
T21 Kevin Streelman
T21 Ben Curtis
T21 Ian Poulter
T21 Hunter Mahan -2
T27 Gary Woodland
T27 Josh Teater -1
T27 Johnson Wagner
T27 Retief Goosen
T27 John Senden -1
T27 Cameron Tringale
T27 John Huh
T34 Chris Stroud E
T34 Francesco Molinari
T34 Martin Laird
T34 Zach Johnson E
T34 Matt Every
T34 Brad Fritsch E
T40 Sang-Moon Bae
T40 Bob Estes 1
T40 J.J. Henry 1
T40 Sean O'Hair 1
T40 Luke Guthrie 1
T45 Graeme McDowell
T45 Nick Watney 2
T45 David Hearn 2
T45 Charles Howell III 2
T45 Jason Day
T50 Chad Campbell
T50 Graham DeLaet
T50 Greg Owen 3
T50 Tag Ridings 3
T50 David Lingmerth 3
T50 Pat Perez 3
T50 Matt Jones
T57 Tommy Gainey
T57 Harris English 4
T57 George Coetzee 4
T57 David Toms
T57 Richard H. Lee 4
T57 Vijay Singh 4
T63 Stewart Cink 5
T63 Lee Westwood 5
T65 Justin Hicks 6
T65 Jim Furyk 6
T65 Ryo Ishikawa
T65 Ben Crane 6
T69 Charlie Beljan 7
T69 Boo Weekley 7
T69 Lee Janzen 7
T72 Nicholas Thompson
T72 Robert Allenby
74 Doug LaBelle II 9
75 Billy Horschel
76 Rod Perry 19

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