ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods’ victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Monday is the 77th in his PGA Tour career and the eighth in this tournament at Bay Hill. Woods trails Sam Snead by five in career PGA Tour wins; five of Snead's wins came in team competitions. Here are other nuggets regarding Woods’ victory:
• The victory moved Woods back to the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since Oct. 24, 2010. Rory McIlroy is scheduled to play the Shell Houston Open later this week and could regain the No. 1 position with a strong performance. If not, Woods will be No. 1 entering the Masters.
• The lowest ranking Woods found since he was last No. 1 was 58th.
• Woods’ 77th victory comes at age 37 years, 2 months and 25 days in his 298th career overall start. He has 284 career professional starts.
• Woods has now won three events before the Masters four times. In the previous three (2000, 2003, 2008), Woods did not win the Masters. He did, however, win three majors in 2000 and one in 2008. He was winless in the majors in 2003.
• Woods has won six of his last 20 starts on the PGA Tour, which is 30 percent. His career winning percentage is 27 percent (77 wins out of 284 starts).
• Woods is now 41-2 in victories when leading outright after 54 holes. He’s 51-4 in victories when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead.
• The victory is his 15th in the state of Florida. He also has won 14 times in California.