Nothing standing in the way of Tiger Woods being No. 1 again

Tiger Woods of the hits a shot on the first hole during final round play in the Arnold Palmer...

Tiger Woods of the hits a shot on the first hole during final round play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando yesterday. Fourth-round play will resume Monday morning. (REUTERS/Scott Mille)

IAN HUTCHINSON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

The only thing able to at least delay Tiger Woods’ march to his eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the No. 1 ranking in the world and the pre-tournament fitting of his Green Jacket is nature’s fury.

Woods had just birdied the second hole when the storm blew in Sunday at Bay Hill to end the day’s proceedings, leaving him with a three-shot lead over Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, John Huh and Ken Duke.

If the magical title of pre-tournament favourite means anything, and it doesn’t with 72 holes yet to play at Augusta, there’s little doubt that Tiger has a firm grasp on that title, not only the way he’s playing himself, but also because there are none stepping up to take it in the last few weeks.

Of the current runners-up at Bay Hill, Bradley had just birdied three and four when the bad weather blew in, Fowler and Huh were even par, while Duke was one under.


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