Uihlein enjoyed a remarkable season in 2013, starting out on the Challenge Tour before winning the joint-sanctioned Madeira Islands Open and going on to finish 14th in the Race to Dubai thanks to eight top-10 finishes, including losing to David Howell in a play-off for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
With that experience under his belt and a place in the world's top 50 in his sights, Uihlein might have been expected to head straight back to his native United States to battle for the considerable riches - and Ryder Cup points - on offer on the PGA Tour.
But the 24-year-old will continue to play on the European Tour this season, starting with this week's Volvo Golf Champions in Durban.
"I can still play a full schedule and be part of both tours," the world number 63 said. "As of now I'm a European Tour player. I'm going to play some over there but my main focus is still going to be over here.
"The way the schedules line up on both tours there's a nice little break on this tour that you can go and play in the States and there's a break over there so you can come play some over here. It works out well and allows you to play a global schedule and play both tours and have opportunities all over the world, so it's great."
Asked if he would have split loyalties come the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in September, Uihlein added: "Hopefully I'll be playing in it so we'll see. Obviously I think it will be a great event.
"Those are the things we shoot for, to make the Ryder Cup team. I know it will be a good contest on both sides."
Uihlein will have his work cut out to qualify for Tom Watson's side, the former US Amateur champion not even featuring among the 142 players listed on the latest points standings.
Open champion Phil Mickelson heads the standings with US PGA winner Jason Dufner second, while Dustin Johnson, Ryan Moore, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Harris English, Jimmy Walker and Chris Kirk make up the nine automatic qualifiers. World number one Tiger Woods is 20th.
Uihlein is one of the many golfers who is a keen user of Twitter, where he describes himself as a "professional world traveller" located in "a country near you".
The social media site has been hailed as great way for sports stars to communicate directly with their fans, with Rory McIlroy using it on New Year's Eve to reveal his engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
But a former FBI counter-terrorism agent has warned that the likes of McIlroy should be more careful about the personal information they put into the public domain.
Chad Jenkins, who runs his own security firm in Florida, told Global Golf Post: "Athletes need to understand the risks. Fifteen or 20 years ago regular people stopped mail and paper delivery and put their lights on timers so crooks wouldn't know when they were out of town.
"Now, athletes who might already be the target of some deranged person not only tell the world that they aren't home, they broadcast where they're going to be, who they're going to be with and what they're going to be doing."
Jenkins believes the amount of information on celebrities which is available through a simple internet search would "astound most people", adding: "My clients think they've insulated their privacy and built a cocoon around themselves...but when I show them the things I can find out about them - where they live, what their house looks like, where their children go to school and the hours when they'll be home - they're shocked.
"I hope athletes will become smarter about what they're sending out and make sure everything you post is in the past tense."