Justin Thomas arrives in Malaysia this week hot off the heels of another outstanding year of golf, and aiming for a CIMB Classic hat-trick.
The 25-year old major winner collected another award on Tuesday after winning the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Award for the most prize money on tour with $8,694,821 – the second year in a row he has claimed it.
It capped a great season for Thomas, who added three more titles to his collection with the CJ Cup, the Honda Classic and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, while racking up 10 Top-10 finishes.
Thomas will tee off at TPC Kuala Lumpur hopping to claim the title for the third time in four years after wins here in 2015 and 2016.
He will play the first two rounds in a group featuring defending champion Pat Perez and the in form Ryan Moore.
Perez won here last year after a birdie blitz saw him finish on 24-under par, while Moore, himself a double champion in KL (2013, 2014), is coming off a T2 finish at last week’s Safeway Open, where he lost out in a three-way play-off to Kevin Tway.
The other defeated member of the play-off, Brandt Snedeker, will also be hoping to go one better than last week.
Snedeker led for two rounds in California before a back-nine collapse on the final day saw him fritter away a four-shot lead and his chance for a 10th PGA Tour win.
Ryan Fox claimed his maiden European tour title when he beat Adrian Otaegui 3&2 at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 in Perth on Sunday.
American Nelly Korda held off a charge by Jin Young Ko to claim victory in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday.
Justin Thomas holds a one-stroke lead over Adam Scott while Tiger Woods made headlines as the Genesis Open continues to play catch-up.
Swedish rookie Per Langfors fired an impressive 64 to grab the top seeding heading into the final match-play round of the World Super 6.
Matt Kuchar has apologised for his “insensitive” response to the controversy surrounding his payment to local caddie David Ortiz in Mexico.
Nelly Korda is in pole position for some silverware following a solid third round at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Saturday.
Justin Thomas and Adam Scott share the lead halfway through the second round at a rain soaked Genesis Open on Friday.
Aside from the new flagstick rule, it’s fair to say that Adam Scott isn’t a fan of all the new changes to the Rules of Golf.
Belgium’s Thomas Pieters fired a 66 in windy conditions to join a four-way tie for the lead after the second round of the World Super 6.