Factsheet

EVENT CIMB Classic
CIMB Classic is a 72-hole stroke play event combining players from three official sanctioning bodies – the PGA TOUR, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM). The tournament, in its seventh year, brings together top players from the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings, top players from the Asian Tour order of Merit and top players from Malaysia. The tournament is held at TPC Kuala Lumpur and is the only official FedExCup event on the PGA TOUR to be held in Southeast Asia with PGA TOUR members receiving official FedExCup points as part of the 2016-2017 PGA TOUR season. This is the fourth year that FedExCup points will be awarded at the event.
DATE October 17-23, 2016
SITE TPC Kuala Lumpur
PAR / YARDAGE Par: 36-36=72 / 7,005 yards
ARCHITECT / OPENED Nelson Howarth – 1991
Redesign – Parslow & Winter Golf Design -2008
FORMAT Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition;
2015 / 2016 CHAMPION Justin Thomas, 262, 26-under par
PURSE $7.0 million (US); $1.26 million to the winner
ELIGIBILITY Eligible players for the 78-player field are:
  • The top 60 available players from the 2015-16 final FedExCup Points list.
  • The top 10 available money leaders from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of October 17, 2016.
  • Eight sponsor exemptions: One designated for the defending champion, if needed, and five restricted to players who are PGA TOUR members.  Two (2) Malaysians will qualify – one (1) via the SapuraKencana National Qualifier held Sept. 20-22 at TPC Kuala Lumpur and one (1) via the Official World Golf Rankings to the highest ranking Malaysian as of October 11, 2016.
  • If necessary to fill the field to 78 players, additional players from 2015-2016 final FedExCup Points list in order of their final position.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m. Malaysian time on Monday of tournament week (October 17, 2016), any withdrawal will be replaced by the next highest player from the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
TV LISTINGS The CIMB Classic telecast reaches over 761 million households in 226 countries and territories translated in 32 languages outside the United States.

Malaysia TV Schedule - Astro Golf Channel:
Thursday, October 20 10:30AM – 2:30PM Local Time
Friday, October 21 10:30AM – 2:30PM Local Time
Saturday, October 22 11AM – 3PM Local Time
Sunday, October 23 11AM – 3PM Local Time

U.S.A. TV Schedule:
Wednesday, October 19 10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)
Thursday, October 20 10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)
Friday, October 21 11PM – 3AM (LIVE)
Saturday, October 22  11PM – 3AM (LIVE)
WEB SITE Website http://www.CIMBClassic.com
TICKETS Tickets may be purchased by visiting http://www.ticketpro.com.my or calling +603 7880 7999.
TOURNAMENT HISTORY
  • Year Winner Score Course
  • 2010 Ben Crane 266 (-18) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
  • 2011 Bo Van Pelt 261 (-23) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
  • 2012 Nick Watney 262 (-22) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
  • 2013 Ryan Moore 274 (-14) Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
  • 2014 Ryan Moore 271 (-17) Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
  • 2015 Justin Thomas 262 (-26) Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
ABOUT CIMB GROUP The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN's leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 9.6 billion as of 30 June 2016 and about 40,000 employees located in 17 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at www.cimb.com.
CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICE CIMB Classic
10, Jalan 1/70D, off Jalan Bukit Kiara
60000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VP & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Todd Rhinehart
COMMERCIAL DIRETOR: Patrick Saw
TOURNAMENT SERVICES MANAGER: Lynn Satria
OPERATIONS MANAGER:  Alfie Othman
BUSINESS MANAGER:  Aftaz Anwar
MEDIA CONTACTS Suria Zainal
Director, Group Corporate Communications CIMB Group
+603 2261 0638
suriawati.zainal@cimb.com

Alex Urban
Manager of Communications, Championship Management
904-273-3577
alexurban@pagatourhq.com
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