The CIMB Classic

The only official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Southeast Asia.

Hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, it brings together the world's best to compete for the prize purse of USD7 million, one of the richest professional golf tournaments in this region. Limited to a 78-player field, the action-packed tournament, now into its 8th year, has attracted audiences from around the world. The CIMB Classic combines the best of golf and hospitality in one captivating event.


  • Justin Thomas became the second player to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic after Ryan Moore’s triumphs in 2013 and 2014. 
  • In his fourth appearance at the CIMB Classic, Hideki Matsuyama achieved his best result by finishing runner-up to Thomas, three shots back.
  • Anirban Lahiri finished in a share of third place after entering the final round with a four-shot lead. 
  • Thomas’ second PGA TOUR win in Malaysia sparked a magical season as he went on to win four more times, including a first major, the FedExCup, Presidents Cup (with Team USA) and the Player of the Year Award.
  • Winner: Justin Thomas (23-under-par 265).



  • The youngest CIMB Classic Champion, Justin Thomas won the 2015 CIMB Classic and captured his first PGA TOUR title
  • Adam Scott, in his first appearance at the CIMB Classic, fired a bogey-free 63 and finished on shot shy of forcing a playoff with Thomas
  • The CIMB Classic was the fourth consecutive TOUR event won by a player under the age of 24 dating back to last season
  • The 78-players field consisted of 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
  • Winner: Justin Thomas (-26) | Final Leaderboard


  • Ryan Moore was the first to defend a PGA TOUR title since Tiger Woods won the 2012 and 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitationals
  • Two Asian Tour members recorded top 10 finishes
  • Australian Cameron Smith made his PGA TOUR debut finishing T5
  • Winner: Ryan Moore (-17) | Final Leaderboard


  • CIMB Classic became the first Official PGA Tour FedExCup event in Asia
  • Field increased to 78-players with 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
  • Tournament venue moved to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
  • Prize money increased to USD7 million
  • Winner: Ryan Moore (-14) | Final Leaderboard

2011 - 2012

  • Field increased to 48 - 30 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
  • Prize money: USD6.1 million
  • Winner 2011: Bo Van Pelt (-23)
  • Winner 2012: Nick Watney (-22) | Final Leaderboard


  • CIMB Classic made its debut as the first ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia
  • 40-man field with the top 25 players from PGA Tour, top 10 from Asian Tour, and 5 sponsor's exemptions
  • Venue: The Mines Resort & Golf Club
  • Prize money: USD6 million
  • Winner: Ben Crane (-18) | Final Leaderboard

The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organisation for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments around the world.

The PGA TOUR aims to entertain and inspire golfing fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create viable opportunities for volunteers, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Highly popular, PGA TOUR tournaments are watched by more than 1 billion households in 225 countries. Tournaments are organised as non-profit organisations, and in 2013, generated more than USD134 million for local and national charities. In early 2014, the TOUR's all-time charitable contributions topped USD2 billion.

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The Asian Tour celebrates professional golf in Asia. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour promotes and develops golf across the region, enhances the careers of its members while remaining true to the time-honoured traditions of the game.

The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This represents the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia, providing its events with Official World Ranking status.

Tour Partners include Abacus, Inetol Headwear, Oakley, Saxo Capital Markets, Singha Beer, Srixon and Rolex. The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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