Tiger Woods moved one step closer to Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA titles following victory at The Players Championship, and in doing so cemented his place atop golf's world rankings.
The 37-year-old won his fourth competition of the 2013 season at Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which was the perfect response to his fourth-place finish at The Masters last month.
Woods has gone five years without a major victory since winning the US Open in 2008, and will be hoping to put himself in contention when he turns out at Merion in June.
The 14-time major champion will enter the tournament in fine form after claiming his 78th PGA title with a two-stroke win in the TPC on Sunday, ahead of fellow Americans Kevin Streelman and Jeff Maggert, and Swede David Lingmerth.
Woods has now been world number one for an unprecedented 630 weeks, which equates to more than 12 years at the top of the rankings, with his nearest challenger Greg Norman, boasting an impressive 331 weeks at No.1.
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