Woods held on to No. 1 and made it three in a row at the Bay Hill Invitational, setting new PGA Tour records in the process. He became the first player to win three tournaments three consecutive years as he already turned the trick at the Memorial and WGC - NEC Invitational.
The win was Woods' 30th and at 26 years of age, he became the youngest player to reach that plateau.
Phil Mickelson, who held the lead on Sunday at Bay Hill, remained in second place. Mickelson bogeyed four of his last five holes to clear the way for Woods to collect his first victory of the 2002 campaign.
Ernie Els stayed in third, followed by David Duval and Sergio Garcia.
David Toms, the reigning PGA Championship winner, switched places with the current U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen. Toms came in sixth this week, followed by Goosen at seven.
Vijay Singh once again came in eighth, while Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco rounded out the top 10.
Canada's Mike Weir took 11th, followed by Padraig Harrington, Jim Furyk and Darren Clarke.
Kenny Perry finished at No. 15.
Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer stayed in 16th place and Bob Estes also held on to his ranking from a week ago, No. 17. Scott Verplank and Brad Faxon came in 18th and 19th, respectively.
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