American Peter Uihlein will become the fourth recipient of the Mark H McCormack Medal, the award given by The R&A to the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of the amateur season and following the European and US Amateur Championships.
Uihlein won the US Amateur Championship on Sunday following a 4&2 victory over his Eisenhower Trophy teammate David Chung. He went into the US Amateur already number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, a position he consolidated with victory at Chambers Bay.
The 21-year-old junior at Oklahoma State University has enjoyed a memorable 12 months. He was a member of the winning 2009 USA Walker Cup team and claimed all four points available to him against Great Britain and Ireland at Merion. Following the Walker Cup, Uihlein won both the Ping-Golfweek Preview in September and the Dixie Amateur in December. In 2010, he claimed the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional and Sahalee Players Championship.
Uihlein has been number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for the last 3 weeks and for a total of 12 weeks in 2010.