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  • CIMB Classic
  • PGA TOUR
  • Asian Tour


First played in 2010, the CIMB Classic is the only official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Southeast Asia. It features a limited 78-player field, with a prize purse of USD 7 million and no cut, making it one of the richest professional golf tournaments in the region. Hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the CIMB Classic combines the best of golf and hospitality in one captivating event.


Timeline

  • 2010
    • First ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia
    • Played at The Mines Resort & Golf Club
    • 40-man field consisting of top 25 players from PGA TOUR, top 10 from Asian Tour and 5 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money of US$6 million
    • Winner: Ben Crane (-18)
  • 2011 - 2012
    • Field increased to 48 consisting of 30 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money increased to US$6.1 million
    • 2011 Winner: Bo Van Pelt (-23)
    • 2012 Winner: Nick Watney (-22)
  • 2013-2014
    • The CIMB Classic becomes the first Official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Asia
    • Tournament moves to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
    • Field increased to 78 players consisting of 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money increased to US$7 million
    • Winner: Ryan Moore (-14)
  • 2010
    • First ever PGA TOUR-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia
    • Played at The Mines Resort & Golf Club
    • 40-man field consisting of top 25 players from PGA TOUR, top 10 from Asian Tour, 5 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money of US$6 million
    • Winner: Ben Crane (-18)
  • 2011 - 2012
    • Field increased to 48 consisting of 30 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour, and 8 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money increased to US$6.1 million
    • 2011 Winner: Bo Van Pelt (-23)
    • 2012 Winner: Nick Watney (-22)
  • 2013
    • The CIMB Classic becomes the first Official PGA TOUR FedExCup event in Asia
    • Tournament moves to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
    • Field increased to 78 players consisting of 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions
    • Prize money increased to US$7 million
    • Winner: Ryan Moore (-14)
  • 2014
    • The CIMB Classic returns as an Official PGA TOUR FedExCup event
    • Tournament to remain at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
    • Field to feature 78 players consisting of 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsors’ exemption
    • Prize money maintained at US$7 million


The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $134 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014 the TOUR’s all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.


As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity 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 unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Find out more about the Asian Tour at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.
  • Tourism Malaysia
  • Sapura
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • BMW
  • Heineken
  • The Westin
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