Tiger Woods closing on world No.1 return

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Tiger Woods might be closing in on a return to number one in the world rankings, but his aim is to become a better golfer than during his period of dominance at the turn of the Millennium.

Woods has spent an incredible 623 weeks at the top during his career, but last held the position in October 2010 before a dramatic fall that saw him dip as low as 58.

Currently back at No.2, the 37-year-old knows victory at the Arnold Palmer invitational will see him overtake Rory McIlroy, but his real target is to become an even better player in the coming years.

"I don't want to be as good as I once was, I want to become better," he said, according to BBC Sport.

That said, Woods is well aware of the task at hand, and believes his form this season shows that his game is starting to come good ahead of next month's Masters at Augusta.

"Just got to win this week, not too complicated," added Woods.

"Things are still becoming more efficient. You know, these two wins I've had this year have been built [on] some nice leads, which means I've played really well and things are starting to come around and become more efficient day in and day out."

Woods has won two of the four events he's taken part in during 2013 - at Doral and Torrey Pines - and has made a solid start at Bay Hill this morning.

The American birdied the 11th (his third), and even moved to -3 after seven holes, but is back on one under par with six to play today (Thursday).

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