After his win, Gleeson has leapfrogged into third place on the Order of Merit, earning himself those much coveted spots at the prestigious CIMB Asia Pacific Classic and the WGC-HSBC Champions in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai respectively.
"It is a bonus that I can in the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia and that's definitely something I'll be looking forward to," said Gleeson who pocketed the winner's cheque of US$198,125 courtesy of Sunday's win.
"I believe that the Asian Tour is getting strong enough and my goal is to continue playing on the Tour and see where it leads me," added the 33-year-old Australian who completed a sensational comeback as it was only at the start of the season where he was staring at a dismal run of five consecutive missed cuts.
How aptly the fortunes changed where after trading in his old set of golf clubs for a new one, he was immediately rewarded with a second place finish in a place none other than Macau.
Gleeson would go on to end his three-year title drought about a month later.
"I've been pretty sporadic with my victories. Hopefully it will change after this win! Perhaps my next win will be within the year," said Gleeson whose other wins were in China and Macau in 2002 and 2008 respectively.
India's Chiragh Kumar, who surprised many including himself, skyrocketed to 11th place from his previous position of 99th on the rankings after finishing second on home soil.
The 2006 Asian Games team silver medalist was the front-runner in the opening two rounds but rued a cold putter during the weekend rounds which also ended his dream run.
Nevertheless, it was still Kumar's best finish on the Asian Tour which he is clearly delighted to savour.
"I'm extremely happy to secure my card on the Asian Tour for next year as a result of this runner-up finish. This was one of my goals at the start of the year. This week's performance might just turn out to be a life-changing one for me," said Kumar.
Meanwhile S.S.P Chowrasia of India regained back his place at the top of the Order of Merit following his tied-seventh finish at the Hero Indian Open.
"I'm very happy to be back on top and plan to stay there. After a run of missed cuts, it is very satisfying to finished in the top-10 again. Now I need to continue my form and hopefully hang on to my lead on the Order of Merit," said Chowrasia who leads on US$444, 528.
The Asian Tour travels to Korea where the Tour's honorary member, K.J Choi will be hosting his own tournament - the US$750,000 CJ Invitational - at the Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club this week.
ASIAN TOUR ORDER OF MERIT - TOP-20
Pos. Player Winnings (US$)
1. S.S.P. CHOWRASIA (IND) - $444,528.50
2. Tetsuji HIRATSUKA (JPN) - $435,817.93
3. David GLEESON (AUS) - $287,105.00
4. SIDDIKUR (BAN) - $263,121.79
5. Jbe KRUGER (RSA) - $255,683.62
6. Thongchai JAIDEE (THA) - $175,220.74
7. Jeev Milkha SINGH (IND) - $171,958.15
8. Kiradech APHIBARNRAT (THA) - $160,967.81
9. Chinnarat PHADUNGSIL (THA) - $156,112.29
10. CHAN Yih-Shin (TPE) - $152,376.69
11. Chiragh KUMAR (IND) - $150,537.29
12. Thaworn WIRATCHANT (THA) - $147,672.13
13. Shiv KAPUR (IND) - $144,580.25
14. Felipe AGUILAR (CHI) - $136,837.21
15. LU Wei-chih (TPE) - $136,642.97
16. Chapchai NIRAT (THA) - $126,962.58
17. Prayad MARKSAENG (THA) - $124,700.85
18. Sujjan SINGH (IND) - $118,144.22
19. Anirban LAHIRI (IND) - $107,550.27
20. MO Joong-kyung (KOR) - $105,900.46