"Winning takes care of everything." - Tiger Woods
It certainly doesn't hurt. Three years and four months since the infamous car crash shattered his image (and to a degree his golf game), he is #1 again.
Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational Monday (amazingly for the eighth time in his career), claiming the mantle of the world's top-ranked golfer.
A new Nike ad celebrates the 37-year-old's feat:
While reclaiming his throne doesn't erase the last few years, there's no doubt his game is in top form, and time does have a way of healing wounds.
The fallible, non-invincible Tiger may be more likable, too, ironically.
Having been knocked down so epically, and without a major championship since 2009, the best player ever somehow has a comeback kid feel to him.
He's also dating Lindsey Vonn. So, take that haters.