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  • CIMB Classic
  • PGA Tour
  • Asian Tour


First played in October 2010, the CIMB Classic was the first ever PGA TOUR sanctioned event in Southeast Asia. With an elite field of 40 players, the tournament boasted the largest prize purse for a professional golf event in the region. The following year saw the field grow to 48 players, and the winner's purse increased to USD1.3 million.

In 2012, the tournament grew to higher standards, attracting some of the biggest names in the world of golf like Tiger Woods, past champions Ben Crane and Bo Van Pelt, and Nick Watney who won with a closing 61 on the final round.

This year, the CIMB Classic begins a new chapter in its already prestigious history, as it becomes the PGA TOUR's first official FedExCup event in Asia. Taking place at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club from 24th - 27th October, it will feature a larger field of 78 players comprising 60 from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and 8 sponsor's exemptions.

The world-class field which will include all three past champions as well as 5-time Major winner Phil Mickelson, will compete for an increased prize purse of USD7.0 million, invite to the 2014 US Masters, Ryder Cup points and a 2-year PGA TOUR exemption.

As the region's premier professional golf tournament, the CIMB Classic 2013 is an event not to be missed.

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, 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
  • 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


The PGA Tour is the world's premier membership organisation for touring professional golfers. It co-sanctions more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada.

The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans while delivering substantial value to its partners and providing financial opportunities for TOUR players. It also creates outlets for volunteers to give back and generates significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. Virtually all tournaments are organised as non-profit organisations in order to maximise charitable giving. In 2012, tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour generated more than USD130 million for local charitable organisations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than USD1.86 billion.

Worldwide, the PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcasted in 32 languages to approximately 945 million households in 225 countries and territories.


The Asian Tour is the official regional sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, with a mission to develop and grow golf in Asia while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. It is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status.

The Asian Tour's principal role is the sanctioning, management, marketing, technical administration, development and promotion of professional golf tournaments in the region that form the series of events known as the Asian Tour.

The Asian Tour's core activity is to generate playing opportunities and increase prize money for its members through the sanctioning and, in some cases, ownership of Asian Tour events.
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  • Sapura
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • BMW
  • Heineken
  • The Westin
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