Thomas wins CIMB Classic
American golfer Justin Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday by one shot with a final round 66 for his first title on the PGA Tour.
The 22-year-old started the day with a share of the lead with countryman Brendan Steele on 20-under.
He had a solid start to hole two birdies on the front nine. On the 10th hole, he fired in an eagle followed by a birdie on the 13th.
Then on the 14th he had a nightmare firing a double bogey but recovered to birdie the final three holes to win the tournament on 26-under par.
On the final day, Australia’s Adam Scott made a strong challenge firing a nine-under 63 to get within one shot of the leader.
Steele finished on 24-under for joint-third while Kevin Na missed a birdie on the 16th to finish two shots off the pace with a five-under 67.
Top 10 Scores:
1 Thomas, Justin (68, 61, 67, 66) – 262 (26-under)
2 Scott, Adam (68, 66, 66, 63) – 263
T3 Na, Kevin (67, 66, 64, 67) – 264
T3 Steele, Brendan (67, 63, 66, 68) – 264
5 Matsuyama, Hideki (65, 66, 68, 67) – 266
6 Hahn, James (70, 65, 64, 68) – 267
T7 Harman, Brian (70, 63, 66, 70) – 269
T7 Piercy, Scott (62, 69, 69, 69) – 269
9 Finau, Tony (71, 67, 66, 66) – 270
T10 Herman, Jim (70, 66, 68, 67) – 271
T10 Howell III, Charles (66, 72, 67, 66) – 271
T10 Moore, Ryan (67, 69, 66, 69) – 271
T10 Reed, Patrick (68, 68, 66, 69) – 271
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