CIMB Classic: The Contenders

Wed 29 Oct 2014

CIMB Classic: The Contenders

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The Contenders
October 29: Asiantour.com checks out this week’s contenders at the CIMB Classic
Billy Horschel (Usa)
Horschel is the reigning FedExCup champion. He claimed the PGA TOUR’s ultimate prize after claiming two successive victories in the United States. This is his second trip to the CIMB Classic after finishing tied 11th last year. He will headline the event and is expected to shine this week.
World Ranking: 13th
Form Guide (last 5 tournaments): MC, T2, 1, 1, MC
David Lipsky of USA David Lipsky of USA
David Lipsky (Usa)
The American enjoyed a high by winning the Omega European Masters in Switzerland in September to shoot to the top of the Asian Tour Order of Merit. The 2012 Qualifying School winner also has three other top-10s this season. This is his second appearance in the CIMB Classic since making his debut in the showpiece in 2012.
Order of Merit: 1st
Form Guide: MC, T61, T56, T4, MC,
Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
The young Indian is enjoying a rich vein of form after winning his fifth Asian Tour title at the Venetian Macau Open on Sunday. This year, he also won the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and has notched six other top-10s. The CIMB Classic will give Lahiri a huge chance to overtake Lipsky on the Order of Merit race. This is his third appearance in the event.
Order of Merit: 2nd
Form Guide: MC, T33, 3, T4, T13
Jason Dufner (Usa)
The CIMB Classic will be Dufner’s second event after returning from a lengthy injury. He is known for winning the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill but a neck injury caused him to miss the end of the 2013-04 FedExCup Playoffs. This will be Dufner’s third CIMB Classic. He finished tied 10th and tied 16th in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
World Ranking: 33rd
Form Guide: T23, WD, T66, T51, MC
Lee Westwood (Eng)
The Asian specialist returns to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club West Course, the venue where he won the Malaysian Open earlier this year. He was part of the triumphant Ryder Cup European team and will be one of the hot favourites this week.
Venetian Macau Open - Round FourWorld Ranking: 46th
Form Guide: T12, T60, T57, T15, T19
Prom Meesawat (Tha)
Prom will be a dark horse in the event. He won his second Asian Tour title in Chinese Taipei last month and missed out on a grandstand finish by one shot at the Venetian Macau Open last week. This is his second appearance in the CIMB Classic after finishing in tied 37th last in 2012.
Order of Merit: 4th
Form Guide: T2, T20, T19, T36, 1
Noh Seung-yul (Kor)
The young Korean returns to the venue where he won the 2010 Malaysian Open. The victory propelled him to emerge as the young Asian Tour number one in that same year. He won his first PGA TOUR title at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April and will be on the hunt for a second PGA TOUR win and third Asian Tour title this week.
World Ranking: 91st
Form Guide: 2, T23, T9, T53, MC