Tiger Woods recently had his third win of the year in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. He won with a score of 13 under par. He beat Justin Rose who had a score of 11 under par. Woods had previously won at Torrey Pines and Doral, two tournaments that consist of an extremely competitive field of golfers. This was a meaningful win for the golf star. Not only did he take back the position of number one, a position he held for 281 consecutive weeks earlier in his career, also tied the record of Sam Snead for most wins in a specific tournament. Tiger has now won the Arnold Palmer Invitational eight times during his career. Along with this is he took over the number one position in FedEx cup points. It is truly incredible to see Tiger Woods back on top of the official world golf rankings with everything he has been through. Woods had a car accident in November of 2009 and then he was divorced by his wife because he was accused of cheating on her. It took Lee Westwood almost a year to take the number one position away from this highly decorated golfer, because he had such a big lead in the rankings. During the rough time of his life, it took Woods almost two years to receive another victory on the PGA Tour. Coincidentally, the tournament Woods won to end the drought was the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It is clear that Woods has out played the rest of the PGA Tour. Woods won four different tournaments last year, and he already has three wins before the Masters, which is something he has done once previously in his career. Stand out senior golfer Brennan Walsh weighed in on Tiger getting back to number one, “I love it, it it’s where Tiger belongs,” Brennan said. The stars seem to be aligning just right for Tiger Woods heading into August. He has had these spurts of great play since the whole Thanksgiving Day debacle but he has never kept it consistent or turned it into a major championship. This year is different, however, because this year Tiger has fallen in love again. He recently came out and said that he is in a relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. This seems to have sent Tiger’s confidence through the roof, which is just what he needs going into the Masters. Maybe more importantly, especially for Tiger fans, Tiger has fallen in love with the putter again. Tiger has been putting lights out this year, just as he was when he won his last major; the US Open back in 2008. In Tiger’s three wins this year, he hasn’t averaged more than 1.7 putts for the entire tournament. This puts him on par with how he was once putting, back when he was winning majors left and right. Tiger’s wins have come mainly at places where he feels comfortable and has already won multiple times. Augusta is one of those places, he has won there four times and is poised to make it a fifth green jacket this year. Even when Tiger’s game was considerably down after his scandal, he was still competitive at the Masters. This year his game is back to Tiger standards which now gives him an edge and makes him the favorite going into the tournament. Another Elder golfer Ben Beall said, “Tiger has the putter rolling this year, everyone should watch out at the Masters.” “It is good for the game when Tiger is on top; everyone tunes in to see a Tiger win,” said Beall. The Masters is a tournament that will be watched with or without Tiger doing well, but more eyes will for sure be watching since he is playing so well. It would be nothing less than a letdown if Tiger weren’t to win the Masters this year but that won’t take away the strides he has made with his swing and off the course issues as well. Masters win or not, Tiger is back to number one, an awfully familiar place and one where he belongs.