Appleby jumped from No. 20 to No. 14 in this week's rankings. His runner-up, Scott McCarron improved 22 places to No. 57.
Tiger Woods remained the top player in the world for the 288th consecutive week. He is within 45 weeks of Greg Norman's all-time record of 332 straight weeks atop the rankings.
Behind Woods, there was no change to the top-five. Ernie Els remained second, followed by Vijay Singh, Davis Love III and Jim Furyk.
Masters champion Mike Weir stayed put at No. 6. He was followed by David Toms and Kenny Perry. The lone change to the top-10 came at the bottom end as Padraig Harrington exchanged positions with Retief Goosen at Nos. 9 and 10.
Nick Price inched up one notch to No. 11 while Phil Mickelson continued his season-long slide, this week falling to 12th. Darren Clarke remained in the 13th position followed by Appleby.
Justin Leonard fell one spot to No. 15 with Chris DiMarco standing pat in the 16th slot. K.J. Choi dropped two spaces to 17th.
Robert Allenby, Adam Scott and Jay Haas slipped one space apiece to 18th, 19th and 20th, respectively.