Featured Groups: CIMB Classic
October 09, 2018
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- October 09, 2018
Justin Thomas' brilliant chip-in eagle at CIMB
The 2018-19 PGA TOUR season moves into the Asia Swing this week with the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s the second of 43 regular season events, to be followed by the reformatted three-event FedExCup Playoffs next August.
The Golf Channel will provide live coverage for all four rounds, with the first two rounds starting at 10:30 p.m. ET (10:30 a.m. local time) on Wednesday and Thursday. The final rounds will begin at 11:00 p.m. ET on Friday and Saturday.
MORE: Tee times
Here’s a look at the Featured Groups for the first two rounds (FedExCup ranking in parentheses):
Keegan Bradley (T84) - Hot off his victory in last season's FedExCup Playoffs the former major champion is set for a resurgent year. Three top 10s here in four starts including runner up last season.
Kevin Na (T84) - Looking to make it five trips to the season finale in six years with another good season. Three top 10s here in six starts.
Gary Woodland (T84) - Runner up here in 2014 and 2015. Returned to winners circle last season and enjoyed the taste of victory.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (9:40 p.m. ET); Rd. 2 (8:30 p.m. ET)
Brandt Snedeker (T2) - Heartbreaking fade over the back nine Sunday last week has him fired up to atone in the heat of Malaysia.
Paul Casey (T84) - Buoyed by Europe's Ryder Cup win Casey is set to prove last season's win in Tampa was not his final act.
Marc Leishman (T84) - His breakout 2016-17 season was followed by a solid, yet winless, 2017-18 leaving the Aussie motivated to find a higher gear once more.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (9:50 p.m. ET); Rd. 2 (8:40 p.m. ET)
Kevin Tway (1) - Riding high after a breakout maiden PGA TOUR win last week at the Safeway Open.
Billy Horschel (T84) - Just as his beloved Florida Gators continue to improve Horschel's intensity is lifting for the start of a new season.
Si Woo Kim (T84) - Former PLAYERS champion looking for a fast start in Asia to better his 55th place finish in the FedExCup last season.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (8:40 p.m. ET); Rd. 2 (9:40 p.m. ET)
Justin Thomas (T84) - Two-time winner of the event after coming out on top in 2016 and 2017. Gave up his FedExCup crown last season and wasn't happy about it. Can kickstart his chase here.
Pat Perez (T84) - Defending champion who played insane golf a year ago. Scoring average an incredible 66 over the four days.
Ryan Moore (T2) - His last four trips here include two wins and another top 10. Worst result was T17. Oh … and he's coming off a T2 playoff loss in Napa. Primed.
Tee times: Rd. 1 (8:50 p.m. ET); Rd. 2 (9:50 p.m. ET)