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Rory McIlroy takes No. 1 spot

Updated: March 8, 2012, 7:54 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Only 22 years old but with a major championship on his resume and a healthy bit of professional experience, Rory McIlroy has long figured to get to No. 1 in golf's official world rankings.

That eventuality became reality when the reigning U.S. Open champion captured the weather-delayed Honda Classic at PGA National on Sunday.

McIlroy staved off a charge from Tiger Woods, who shot a 62 Sunday, and Tom Gillis, both of whom finished two strokes ...

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