McIlroy on top of the world after Honda Classic victory

    Rory McIlroy holds the trophy aloft after winning the Honda Classic in Florida.

    Story highlights

    • Rory McIlroy wins Honda Classic tournament in Florida
    • McIlroy will go to no.1 in the new world rankings
    • Tiger Woods puts him under pressure after an eight-under 62
    • Woods and Tom Gillis finish tied for second
    Rory McIlroy kept his nerve in the face of a last day charge from Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic Sunday and jump to the top of the world rankings.
    The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland finished with a one-under-par 69 for a 12-under total of 268 at the PGA National in Florida.
    The victory will see him leapfrog England's Luke Donald as world No.1, a week after missing out on the honor when beaten by Hunter Mahan in the WGC Match Play final.
    14-time major winner Woods showed he is still a force to be reckoned with after a closing eight-under 62, his lowest final round as a professional.
    He finished by draining an eight-foot eagle putt on the 18th to set the clubhouse target on 10-under 270.