CIMB Classic

The CIMB Classic was a professional golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour. Played in the fall, the event debuted in 2010 and moved to the West Course of the TPC Kuala Lumpur in 2013; the first three editions were played at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Mines Wellness City. The event will be replaced in the 2019–20 PGA Tour season by the Zozo Championship in Japan.[1]

CIMB Classic
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LocationKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Established2010
Course(s)TPC Kuala Lumpur, West Course
Par72
Length7,005 yards (6,405 m)
Tour(s)Asian Tour
PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7.0 million
Month playedOctober
Aggregate261 Bo Van Pelt (2011)
To par−26 Justin Thomas (2015)
Marc Leishman (2018)
Australia Marc Leishman
TPC Kuala Lumpur is located in Malaysia
TPC Kuala Lumpur
TPC Kuala Lumpur
Location in Malaysia

The tournament was the first event ever sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia.[2] It was an official money event on the Asian Tour, but was an unofficial money event on the PGA Tour through 2012. Beginning in October 2013, it gained official status on the PGA Tour and the field was increased to 78 players. FedEx Cup points are earned by those making the cut, the winner earned a trip to the Masters.[3] The purse was US$7 million, one the highest in East Asia together with the WGC-HSBC Champions and the now defunct BMW Masters.

FieldEdit

In 2010, the 40-man field consisted of the top 25 available players from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings, the top 10 available from the Asian Tour's Order of Merit and 5 sponsors exemptions.[4] In 2011, the field expanded to 48 players, 30 from the FedEx Cup standings, 10 from the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, and 8 sponsors exemptions.[5] In 2013, the field expanded to 78, 60 from the FedEx Cup standings, 10 from the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, and 8 sponsors exemptions.[6]

WinnersEdit

Year Season Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Asian PGA
CIMB Classic (Asian Tour/PGA Tour Event)
2018 2018 2019 Marc Leishman   Australia 262 −26 5 strokes   Bronson Burgoon
  Emiliano Grillo
  Chesson Hadley
7,000,000 1,260,000
2017 2017 2018 Pat Perez   United States 264 −24 4 strokes   Keegan Bradley 7,000,000 1,260,000
2016 2016 2017 Justin Thomas (2)   United States 265 −23 3 strokes   Hideki Matsuyama 7,000,000 1,260,000
2015 2015 2016 Justin Thomas   United States 262 −26 1 stroke   Adam Scott 7,000,000 1,260,000
2014 2014 2015 Ryan Moore (2)   United States 271 −17 3 strokes   Sergio García
  Kevin Na
  Gary Woodland
7,000,000 1,260,000
2013 2013 2014 Ryan Moore   United States 274 −14 Playoff   Gary Woodland 7,000,000 1,260,000
CIMB Classic (Asian Tour Event)
2012 2012 2012* Nick Watney   United States 262 −22 1 stroke   Robert Garrigus
  Bo Van Pelt
6,100,000 1,300,000
CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia (Asian Tour Event)
2011 2011 2011* Bo Van Pelt   United States 261 −23 1 stroke   Jeff Overton 6,100,000 1,300,000
2010 2010 2010* Ben Crane   United States 266 −18 1 stroke   Brian Davis 6,000,000 1,000,000
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Over the moon: PGA Tour announces new tournament in Japan". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Malaysians To Vie For Sponsors' Exemption". Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  3. ^ Lim Teik Huat (30 October 2012). "Watney: Bringing Woods was a good move". The Star Online. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Stars Set for CIMB Date". Archived from the original on 1 November 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  5. ^ Entry List - 2011 CIMB Asia Pacific Classic, Malaysia
  6. ^ Inside the field: CIMB Classic

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 3°08′20″N 101°38′24″E / 3.139°N 101.640°E / 3.139; 101.640