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 eighth 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 2017-2018 PGA TOUR season. This is the fifth year that FedExCup points will be awarded at the event. 
DATE October 9-15, 2017
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, 265, 23-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 2016-17 final FedExCup Points list, to a floor of 125th position. 
  • The top 10 available money leaders from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of October 9, 2017. 
  • 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 CIMB    National Championship held July 25-28 at TPC Kuala Lumpur and one (1) via the Official World Golf   Rankings to the highest ranking Malaysian as of October 2, 2017.
  • If necessary to fill the field to 78 players, additional players from 2016-2017 final FedExCup Points list   in order of their final position.  If necessary to fill the field to 78 players, those players in order of  priority under Section III-A of the Tournament Regulations, except that the following shall not be eligible:
    • Open Qualifying
    • Past Champion of respective event
    • Top 10 from Previous Tournament
  • Withdrawals will be replaced by the highest ranking alternate on the PGA TOUR alternate list until the   groupings are posted on site Tuesday of tournament week (usually noon local time). After this time, if a  member of the PGA TOUR alternate list is on site or in route he will retain his alternate position  provided he has confirrmed arrival information with PGA TOUR Competitions. Following any PGA TOUR   alternates will be the next available player from the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
TV LISTINGS The CIMB Classic telecast reaches over 1.1 billion households in 227 countries and territories in 23 languages outside the United States.
 
Malaysia TV Schedule - Astro Golf Channel:
Thursday, October 12 10:30AM – 2:30PM Local Time
Friday, October 13 10:30AM – 2:30PM Local Time
Saturday, October 14 11AM – 3PM Local Time
Sunday, October 15 11AM – 3PM Local Time

U.S.A. TV Schedule**:
Wednesday, October 11 10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)
Thursday, October 12 10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)
Friday, October 13 11PM – 3AM (LIVE)
Saturday, October 14 11PM – 3AM (LIVE)
** Times are Eastern Standard Time
WEB SITE www.CIMBClassic.com
TICKETS Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.CIMBClassic.com 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
  • 2016 Justin Thomas 265 (-23) 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 14 billion as of 30 June 2017 and about 38,000 employees located in 15 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
Phone: +603 2902 1179 

VP & Executive Director: Todd Rhinehart
Director of Communications: Chuah Choo Chiang
Regional Commercial Director: Jeffrey Ong
Commercial Director: 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, PGA Tour Championship Management
904-273-3577
alexurban@pagatourhq.com
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