CIMB Classic

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

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 was replaced in the 2019–20 PGA Tour season by the Zozo Championship in Japan.[1]

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.


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]


Year Season Winner Country Score To par Margin of
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Asian PGA
CIMB Classic (Asian Tour/PGA Tour Event)
2018 2018 2018–19 Marc Leishman  Australia 262 −26 5 strokes United States Bronson Burgoon
Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Chesson Hadley
7,000,000 1,260,000
2017 2017 2017–18 Pat Perez  United States 264 −24 4 strokes United States Keegan Bradley 7,000,000 1,260,000
2016 2016 2016–17 Justin Thomas (2)  United States 265 −23 3 strokes Japan Hideki Matsuyama 7,000,000 1,260,000
2015 2015 2015–16 Justin Thomas  United States 262 −26 1 stroke Australia Adam Scott 7,000,000 1,260,000
2014 2014 2014–15 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 2013–14 Ryan Moore  United States 274 −14 Playoff United States Gary Woodland 7,000,000 1,260,000
CIMB Classic (Asian Tour Event)
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 (Asian Tour Event)
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
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.


  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

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