The jump of Peter Uihlein to world number 49 means that 24 of the world’s top 50 are now American.

Uihlein hasn’t played in over three weeks but his move up from 53rd asserts the USA’s current strength in numbers.

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At the top of the rankings, five of the top eight spaces are taken by Americans, including all of the top three.

Hideki Matsuyama’s tied fifth finish at the Hero World Challenge has paid delayed dividends with a hop over Jon Rahm into fourth after a three week stay in fifth.

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A win at the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation for Kiradech Aphibarnrat earns just a slight reward of a four place rise to 56th, but the 21-year-old Joburg Open champion Shabhankar Sharma cuts his ranking by over half, from 462nd to 226th.

The full, updated, rankings can be found here.

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