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.
|Location||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Course(s)||TPC Kuala Lumpur, West Course|
|Length||7,005 yards (6,405 m)|
|Prize fund||US$7.0 million|
|Aggregate||261 Bo Van Pelt (2011)|
|To par||−26 Justin Thomas (2015)|
Marc Leishman (2018)
The tournament was the first event ever sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia. 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. The purse was US$7 million, one the highest in East Asia together with the WGC-HSBC Champions and the now defunct BMW Masters.
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. 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. 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.
|CIMB Classic (Asian Tour/PGA Tour Event)|
|2018||2018||2019||Marc Leishman||Australia||262||−26||5 strokes|| Bronson Burgoon
|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
|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
|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.
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- Inside the field: CIMB Classic
- Official website
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- Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site