Weekly Tournament Preview: CIMB Classic

2016 CIMB Classic

Brofessional Golfer’s Weekly Preview: CIMB Classic

October 19th/20th-23rd

TPC Kuala Lumpur (West Course)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yardage: 7,005

Par: 72


How and When to Watch:

Live TV Coverage:

Wednesday and Thursday:

Golf Channel 10:30 pm ET – 2:30 am ET

Friday, Saturday into Sunday:

Golf Channel 11 pm ET – 3 am ET


Past 5 Winners:

2015 – Justin Thomas

2014 – Ryan Moore

2013 – Ryan Moore

2012 – Nick Watney

2011 – Bo Van Pelt


Purse: $7 Million

Winning Share: $1,260,000

FedEx Points: 500


Draftkings Picks:


Hideki Matsuyama – $11,300

Ryan Moore – $10,600

Justin Thomas – $10,400


Brian Harman – $7,200

Aaron Baddeley – $7,100

Charles Howell III (CH3) – $7,000


Why You Should Watch On Sunday Instead of NFL Football:

You can watch both! We're playing golf in Malaysia this week boys. Have that bartender flip on the Golf Channel and you can promptly tune in to Justin Thomas holing out from a green side bunker or Ryan Moore running from a Malayan tiger. They have a bunch of tigers in Malaysia I hear. Regardless of your intentions, this Malaysia course is pretty dope. 

TPC Kuala Lumpur

1,000% chance that there is an entire Malayan tiger family residing in that dense forest backdrop. This track is actually quite forgiving and usually leads to low numbers year in and year out. I was going to say that you don't just waltz into Malaysia and consistently win, but Ryan Moore has won back to back CIMB Classics in 2013 and 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur so I'll bite my tongue. Justin Thomas was victorious last year and I actually like him again this year to easily finish in the top 10. That being said, do not sleep on the CIMB Classic as a whole. It actually boasts a sneaky star-studded field. Oh yeah, and icing on the cake, there is NO cut. That's right, a 78 player invitational FedExCup point bearing tournament with no cut. 

The actual best part about the ole' CIMB Classic is that it is half way around the world meaning when your drunk ass stumbles back from the bar with Janet from accounting, you can opt to call her an Uber home, avoid that HR meeting on Monday, and watch some PGA Tour golf instead. 

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