What to Expect at the CIMB Classic

The Course

The CIMB Classic will take place at TPC Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia. Their website says:

“Today, it has become a landmark as the most luxurious golf resort development in Malaysia.”

The course’s been open for over 25 years and the West course, which is where the tournament will be held, has a par of 72. It has an equal number of par 3’s and 5’s (4 of each), and 10 par 4’s.

 

Tournament History

The winners of this tournament, for the past five years, have been very interesting. The past two winners have won back to back, two years in a row!

2016: Justin Thomas
2015: Justin Thomas
2014: Ryan Moore
2013: Ryan Moore
2012: Nick Watney

Big Names Playing This Weekend

While some fan favorites like Jordan Speith, Rickie Fowler, and Phil Mickelson may not be playing this weekend, this tournament is still one you won’t want to miss with these guys playin’ to win!

  • Justin Thomas
  • Adam Hadwin
  • Anirban Lahiri
  • Brendan Steele
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Davis Love III
  • Emiliano Grillo
  • Gary Woodland
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Ian Poulter
  • Jason Dufner
  • Jhonattan Vegas
  • Kevin Na
  • Pat Perez
  • Paul Casey
  • Wesley Bryan
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Si Woo Kim

 

Odd for Players

CBS Sports has listed the players with the top 5 odds for this weekend. Here they are:

  1. Justin Thomas 4-1
  2. Hideki Matsuyama 8-1
  3. Paul Casey 10-1
  4. Xander Schauffele, Anirban Lahiri, & Ian Poulter 25-1
  5. Brendan Steele, Charl Schwartzel, & Gary Woodland 28-1

 

Weather Forecast

The weather for the tournament this weekend is unfortunately, not looking great:

Thursday

  • High of 79, Low of 76
  • PM Thunderstorms
  • 100% Chance of rain
  • NW 2 mph Winds

Friday

  • High of 88, Low of 77
  • Thunderstorms
  • 80% Chance of rain
  • WSW 5 mph Winds

Saturday

  • High of 89, Low of 77
  • Scattered Thunderstorms
  • 50% Chance of rain
  • W 6 mph Winds

Sunday

  • High of 92, Low of 76
  • Partly Cloudy
  • 10% Chance of rain
  • WNW 9 mph Winds
 
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