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Tiger closes in on Rory

Updated: March 11, 2013, 4:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Although he didn't take over the No. 1 world ranking with his victory Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Tiger Woods more than cut in half the deficit between himself and Rory McIlroy.

Prior to last week's tournament at Doral, No. 2 Woods trailed McIlroy by 2.61 average world ranking points. After his 2-shot win at Doral, Woods closed that gap to just 0.99 points. The margin would have been even closer had McIlroy not posted a bogey-free 65 in the final round ...

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