Tiger Woods is the world’s No. 1 golfer again

… but Nike’s ad is not a winner with everyone

Tiger is world’s No. 1 golfer again; Nike’s ad not a winner

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Tue, Mar 26 2013 03:20:07

Love him or hate him, Tiger Woods is the best golfer in the world. He made that official on Monday with a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill to reclaim top spot on the Official World Golf Rankings. It was an achievement that drew mixed reviews from sports fans and those who refuse to forgive Woods for his marital transgressions.
2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational results: Tiger Woods wins, regains No. 1 ranking – http://<a href="http://t.co/Ghfcc85wdb" class="">goo.gl/URj1w</a> http://<a href="http://t.co/UI3ufdxsv6" class="">pic.twitter.com/UI3ufdxsv6</a>Derek
Tiger Woods. #1Taylor
Tiger Woods is once again ranked #1 in golf. He’s still ranked #274,753,912 in marriage though.Comedy Central
Tiger Woods wins the @APInv for his 77th PGA TOUR title. Here’s what it means. >> <a href="http://t.co/pZYq3MZcVq" class=""><a href="http://t.co/pZYq3MZcVq" class="">pic.twitter.com/pZYq3MZcVq</a></a>PGA TOUR
win or not Tiger Woods is still a douchenozzleOliviaRoy
The man himself tiger woods has become world number one again. Form is temporary, class is permanent http://<a href="http://t.co/sldOqlqaNP" class="">pic.twitter.com/sldOqlqaNP</a>Jai Pannum
Tiger Woods is the #1 player in golf again, which must be a huge blow for whoever was #1 before.Comedy Central
Some attributed Woods’ recent success to the fact that he is now dating Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn. The two officially announced they were a couple last week over Facebook.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced they’re dating through photos from his Facebook page (<a href="http://t.co/uZHfuo6ybF" class="">facebook.com/Tiger</a>) <a href="http://t.co/s8SHNk1mWq" class="">pic.twitter.com/s8SHNk1mWq</a>Bleacher Report
Tiger Woods reveals he’s dating Lindsey Vonn, wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Coincidence? I think not.Austin Peacock
Tiger Woods is number 1 again. Or as Lindsay Vonn might put it, "It’s all downhill from here."Tom Harrington
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods confirm they’re dating, making announcement on both of their Facebook pages. <a href="http://t.co/9RV40Mw88s" class="">pic.twitter.com/9RV40Mw88s</a>NBCOlympics
A week after Tiger Woods announced his relationship with Lindsey Vonn, he comes out World No. 1 golder again after a 3 year drought. LOVE.Wong Maye-E
And while many are still vehemently anti-Tiger, he still has the support of many—including Piers Morgan and Patrick Brazeau.
Congrats @TigerWoods – you just got your World No1 fangs back.Piers Morgan
Great to see Tiger Woods back on top in the PGA.SenPatrickBrazeau
Nike also released a new ad after the win, but the quote was met with certain criticism.
“Winning takes care of everything.” @TigerWoods, World #1. http://<a href="http://t.co/hAchK4FaAG" class=""><a href="http://t.co/hAchK4FaAG" class="">pic.twitter.com/hAchK4FaAG</a></a>Nike Golf
Love Tiger Woods but Nike? Winning takes care of everything AD? A family was torn apart in case Nike forgotellonya Tiny Green
@nike has a new Tiger Woods ad where they claim ‘Winning Takes Care of Everything" Elin and his kids might feel different. #dadoftheyearGreg Lambert
.@JenPinarski "Winning Takes Care of Everything" should be Elin Woods’ slogan. Not Tiger’s. Not Tiger’s divorce attorney, either. #NIKENan
First Tiger Woods, then Lance Armstrong, and now Oscar Pistorius…. Hey Nike !! You should start telling your athletes "Just Don’t Do It"Tweety Tweets
Back on the golf course, Woods has been the PGA’s biggest draw for the longest time—even during his drought. Having him back in top form will surely bring in more viewers for the upcoming Masters. Golf has always been more exciting when Woods is in the hunt on Sundays.
The Masters is fast approaching. On April 11-14, can World No.1 Tiger Woods end his 5-year major titles drought? #GolfR. Lorenzo
Tiger Woods returns to the top spot in golf with another win at Bay Hill. The Masters is just 2 weeks away #AzaleasDan Walker
Tiger Woods now a 3/1 Masters favorite in Vegas over Rory McIlroy at 10/1.Kelly Tilghman
Tiger Woods ya’ll Tiger Woods ya’ll Tiger Tiger Tiger Tiger Tiger Woods ya’llTeddy Gachie