Sergio Garcia won the Thailand Golf Championship on the Asian Tour by four shots from Henrik Stenson, with Alexander Levy a further four shots behind in third and a quartet of players including Charl Schwartzel and Justin Rose tied for fourth one further adrift. Garcia's 25th career professional victory and 4th on the Asian Tour came with a 22 under total of 266, after opening and closing with 68s and successive 65s in-between. It is his 10th top ten of the year and marks a steady recent progression in form which has seen him finish tied 11th, 4th, tied 2nd and 1st in his last four starts. He climbs nine places back into the World Top 10 at 10th, his highest ranking since June 2009. Stenson closes the gap on Adam Scott but remains at No. 2, while France's Levy climbs 133 places to 230th. Dawie van der Walt won the weather-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots from Matthew Baldwin and Jorge Campillo, with Romain Wattel a shot further back in fourth. Van der Walt's 15 under par three round total brought his second European Tour victory in 34 starts, both his wins coming in 2013 on his native South African soil, following the Tshwane Open in March. He becomes the first South African to claim the Nelson Mandela title, and makes it two wins out of five for South Africa in the early part of the 2014 season. He climbs into the World Top 200 for the first time at No. 194, up 143 places. Baldwin is up 87 places to 254th, Campillo up 99 places at 270th and Wattel up 17 into 172nd.
Sergio Garcia's entry is the only change to the World Top 10, with Tiger Woods ending 2013 as World No. 1 for the past 41 weeks and a record 664 weeks overall in his career. The next Ranking will be published on January 6, 2014.