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
-13
2 Justin Rose
-11
T3 Mark Wilson -8
T3 Keegan Bradley
-8
T3 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano
-8
T3 Rickie Fowler
-8
7 Thorbjorn Olesen
-7
T8 William McGirt -6
T8 Henrik Stenson
-6
T8 Bill Haas
-6
T8 Jimmy Walker
-6
T8 Ken Duke
-6
13 Scott Brown
-5
T14 Bubba Watson
-4
T14 Ben Kohles
-4
T16 Chris Kirk -3
T16 Camilo Villegas -3
T16 Erik Compton
-3
T16 John Rollins
-3
T16 Brian Stuard -3
T21 Vaughn Taylor
-2
T21 Carl Pettersson
-2
T21 Kevin Streelman
-2
T21 Ben Curtis
-2
T21 Ian Poulter
-2
T21 Hunter Mahan -2
T27 Gary Woodland
-1
T27 Josh Teater -1
T27 Johnson Wagner
-1
T27 Retief Goosen
-1
T27 John Senden -1
T27 Cameron Tringale
-1
T27 John Huh
-1
T34 Chris Stroud E
T34 Francesco Molinari
E
T34 Martin Laird
E
T34 Zach Johnson E
T34 Matt Every
E
T34 Brad Fritsch E
T40 Sang-Moon Bae
1
T40 Bob Estes 1
T40 J.J. Henry 1
T40 Sean O'Hair 1
T40 Luke Guthrie 1
T45 Graeme McDowell
2
T45 Nick Watney 2
T45 David Hearn 2
T45 Charles Howell III 2
T45 Jason Day
2
T50 Chad Campbell
3
T50 Graham DeLaet
3
T50 Greg Owen 3
T50 Tag Ridings 3
T50 David Lingmerth 3
T50 Pat Perez 3
T50 Matt Jones
3
T57 Tommy Gainey
4
T57 Harris English 4
T57 George Coetzee 4
T57 David Toms
4
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
6
T65 Ben Crane 6
T69 Charlie Beljan 7
T69 Boo Weekley 7
T69 Lee Janzen 7
T72 Nicholas Thompson
8
T72 Robert Allenby
8
74 Doug LaBelle II 9
75 Billy Horschel
11
76 Rod Perry 19

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