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With his victory Sunday in the Honda Classic, 22-year-old Rory McIlroy became the 16th player to be No. 1 in the world and the second youngest and the second-youngest behind Woods, who was 21 when he first went to No. 1 after the 1997 U.S. Open.

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Rising to the top

Tiger Woods fires an 8-under 62 in Sunday’s final round of the Honda Classic, but it isn’t enough to catch Rory McIlroy, who won the tournament and moved into the No. 1 spot in the world rankings.


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