CIMB Classic

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CIMB Classic
Tournament information
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Established 2010
Course(s) Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course
Par 72
Length 6,951 yards (6,356 m)
Tour(s) Asian Tour
PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$7.0 million
Month played October/November
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Bo Van Pelt (2011)
To par −23 Bo Van Pelt (2011)
Current champion
United States Ryan Moore
Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC is located in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC
Kuala Lumpur Golf & CC
Location in Malaysia

The CIMB Classic is 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 Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in 2013; the first three editions were played at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Mines Wellness City.

It is the first event ever sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia.[1] It is 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 earns a trip to the Masters, and the purse is US$7 million.[2]

Field[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Winners[edit]

Year Season Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Asian PGA
CIMB Classic
2014 2014 2015 Ryan Moore (2)  United States 271 −17 3 strokes Spain Sergio García
United States Kevin Na
United States Gary Woodland
7,000,000 1,260,000
2013 2013 2014 Ryan Moore  United States 274 −14 Playoff United States Gary Woodland 7,000,000 1,260,000
2012 2012 2012* Nick Watney  United States 262 −22 1 stroke United States Robert Garrigus
United States Bo Van Pelt
6,100,000 1,300,000
CIMB Asia Pacific Classic Malaysia
2011 2011 2011* Bo Van Pelt  United States 261 −23 1 stroke United States Jeff Overton 6,100,000 1,300,000
2010 2010 2010* Ben Crane  United States 266 −18 1 stroke England Brian Davis 6,000,000 1,000,000

* Unofficial PGA Tour event

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