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October 22 2013

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Mickelson tours Kuala Lumpur

Special to PGATOUR.COM
Phil Mickelson toured Kuala Lumpur with CIMB junior golfers.

By PGATOUR.COM staff

Phil Mickelson is playing in the CIMB Classic this week for the first time in its four-year history.

But he took a break from his preparation for tournament, which is the first event ever played in Asia to offer FedExCup points, to tour Kuala Lumpur with students from the CIMB Junior Golf Development Program.

Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof, Chairman of CIMB Group, hosted the open-bus tour, which took the group to KL Tower, the highest viewpoint in the city that is open to the public, and ended at the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world.

Also on the sightseeing trip was Merdeka Square, which is where the Malaysian flag was first raised on Aug. 31, 1957.

"I enjoyed my tour of the city and my visit with the junior golfers," Mickelson said. "It is awesome to see some of the milestones of Kuala Lumpur. It is a beautiful city, thanks to CIMB for hosting us here."

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