Rory McIlroy was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Wednesday, while Chesson Hadley captured Rookie of the Year honors.
With the LPGA Tour off last week, there was little change to this week's world rankings, with nobody inside the top 20 changing positions.
With only a handful of players competing in the 40th Ryder Cup last week, Rory McIlroy remained the No. 1 player in the world yet again.
Howell surged up the leaderboard on the final day with a 5-under 67 to join Uihlein at 23-under-par 265. Uihlein finished his final round at 3-under 69 and the two went on to a playoff.
The Europeans have won three straight Ryder Cups and six of the last seven after they cruised to victory over the weekend.
PGA of America president Ted Bishop and U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson have had plenty of long conversations since Bishop tabbed Watson to lead the Ryder Cup team again.
American Tyler McCumber fired a 2-under 70 on Sunday and he ran away with a 5-shot victory at the Ecuador Open.
Hiroyuki Fujita fired a 5-under 66 on Sunday and he came from behind to win the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup.
The Ryder Cup opening ceremony is in the books and with that the pairings for Friday's four-ball matches have been announced.
Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk are the veterans on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, having played 19 Cups combined. A key to their success this week at Gleneagles will be their playing partners.