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Tiger Woods finished tie for fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Tiger Woods' latest world ranking shows how incredible his comeback has already been

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He's back. No other way to say it folks, Tiger Woods is back.

The 14-time major champion seems to have finally overcome a torrid series of back injuries, personal issues and even the odd run -in with the police to battle his way back into contention for big prizes.

This most recent comeback finally looks to be the big one after several other efforts to return to the sport ended in disaster.

While Woods is yet to win any events since his return, his fifth place finish at this weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational saw Woods jump to 35th place in the Fed-Ex Cup standings, effectively securing him a place in the Fed-Ex Cup play offs.

Woods' putting at Bay Hill was nigh on perfect while his driving and stroke play was impeccable.

Now, staggeringly, Woods finds himself in 105th place in the world ranking which, if taken out of context, looks like a dreadful fall from grace for someone who once spent 281 consecutive weeks at number one.

However, when you add in the fact that Woods has soared an incredible 551 places up the rankings, that spot at 105th look a whole lot more impressive.

Oh, and one more thing, he's done that in a year. That's right, 551 places, in one year.

The man is something else.

Woods will now have his sights set on golf's biggest prize with the Masters at Augusta coming up at the beginning of next month.

US golfer Tiger Woods (R) is awarded his

Unbelievably, Woods was recently made favourite by the bookmakers to win the famous championship and claim his fifth green jacket.

Woods last adorned golf's most revered frock way back in 2005, but will be desperate to add to his collection as he hunts down Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.

A Tiger Woods victory at Augusta would represent one of the most incredible comebacks not just in golf, but in world sport.

Come on Tiger!

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