Woods potentially a win away from becoming No. 1

Tiger Woods is potentially one win away from regaining a spot that he once owned for 545 weeks over two different stints.

That spot would be No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

With his win Sunday at Doral, Woods climbed to within a point of Rory McIlroy in the OWGR, gaining nearly 1.5 points with the WGC victory.

Woods’ next start will be the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week, while McIlroy will not play until the Houston Open. Woods is the defending champion at Bay Hill and could leapfrog the Northern Irishman with a repeat of that win – depending on the final field strength in Orlando.

McIlroy remains World No. 1 for the 32nd consecutive week.

There were no changes in the top seven in the world, while Steve Stricker moved from 13th to 8th and Phil Mickelson jumped from 12th to 10th.

Puerto Rico Open winner Scott Brown jumped to No. 160 from No. 291.

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