Thomas jumped 34 spots with his one-shot victory in Malaysia and has now risen 92 spots in the rankings since the start of the year. The win followed a T-3 finish at the Frys.com Open last month and earned Thomas his first Masters berth.
Victor Dubuisson made a similar jump in the standings following his victory at the Turkish Airlines Open. The Frenchman, who has now won in Turkey two of the last three years, moved from No. 69 to No. 35.
Adam Scott moved up four spots to No. 12 in the world following his runner-up finish in Malaysia, while Kevin Na's run of three straight top-three results has him up to No. 19 in the latest rankings.
Jaco Van Zyl's runner-up finish in Turkey was a career-best on the European Tour, and it helped the South African move from No. 132 to No. 75 while Kiradech Aphibarnrat rose eight spots to No. 41 after his third-place finish.
The top 10 in the standings remain unchanged, as Rory McIlroy stayed at No. 3 behind Jason Day and Jordan Spieth after a T-6 finish in Turkey. Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler round out the top five, followed by Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk and Zach Johnson.
After announcing last week that he had undergone a follow-up procedure on his back, Tiger Woods fell 11 spots to No. 362.