Woods led after every round of the Cadillac Championship in Florida and ended up winning the event Sunday by two strokes. It was his 76th PGA title. Only Sam Snead (82) has more.
Woods owns the record for weeks at No. 1 with 623; Greg Norman, with 331 weeks on top, is the only other player to hold the spot for more than 100 weeks. Woods is tightening the race with McIlroy to regain the top ranking.
McIlroy's rankings points average is 11.47 and he has been No. 1 for 38 weeks. He's just about one point ahead of Woods (10.48), who was at 8.75 a week ago.
Stricker, with an average of 5.93, jumps from 13th to No. 8 this week, knocking Matt Kuchar (5.44) down a spot to ninth. Mickelson, at 5.41, goes from No. 12 to 10th. Lee Westwood (5.34) and Ian Poulter (5.24) drop out of the Top 10.
Scott Brown won the Puerto Rico Open, another PGA Tour event contested last week, for his first professional win. He bolts 131 places to No. 160 in the world rankings.
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