South African duo Brandon Stone and Richard Sterne did enough at the Alfred Dunhill Championship to break into the world’s top 100.

Stone won the event at Leopard Creek by seven shots to move up to 75th from 107th after a brief absence from the top century, whilst Richard Sterne began the event in 146th but moves to 96th thanks to his second place finish.

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Meanwhile, the third placed Thomas Detry climbs 110 places and into the top 200 from 305th.

The Hero World Challenge saw the comeback of the game’s biggest name in Tiger Woods, who, due to the strength of the limited 18-man-field, soars up 248 places from 898th to 650th, despite finishing a disenchanting 15th.

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There was less reward, however, for winner Hideki Matsuyama and runner-up Henrik Stenson who remain sixth and fourth respectively.

Harold Varner III mustered his first career win at the Australian PGA Championship to climb to 108th from 184th and – after leading through 18, 36 and 54 holes – second placed Andrew Dodt moves from just outside the top 500 to 314th. Adam Scott suffered similar fate to Matsuyama and Stenson, after a third place finish, by failing to move from seventh.

The Golf Nippon Series JT Cup proved fruitful for its high placers, as winner Sanghyun Park moves from 191st to 125th, Yuta Ikeda’s rise continues with a minor jump from 37th to 34th and Satoshi Kodaira breaks the top 100 climbing 11 places from 108th.

The full, updated, world rankings can be found here.

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