Stars line up for CIMB Classic

Wed 23 Sep 2015

Stars line up for CIMB Classic


Kuala Lumpur, September 23: Major champion Adam Scott, world number six Henrik Stenson, 10th-ranked Sergio Garcia and current Asian Tour number one Anirban Lahiri are amongst the early cast of international stars who have committed to play in the CIMB Classic from October 29 to November 1.
CIMB Group announced its early cast of international stars which will comprise of Major champions, FedExCup champions, tournament winners and 10 players who will be competing in the Presidents Cup in Korea next month.

Leading the early commitments is a trio of players in the top-12 of the Official World Golf Ranking - Stenson (sixth), Garcia (10th) and Scott (12th).
Stenson, the winner of the 2013 FedExCup, will be making his debut the CIMB Classic for the first time.  Garcia will play his third CIMB Classic after tying for second in 2014 while Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament champion, will make his second appearance at the CIMB Classic.
Ryan Moore, the CIMB Classic defending champion, will return to shoot for a third consecutive win.
Other early commitments were also received from South Africa’s Branden Grace, Australia's Marc Leishman, Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, New Zealand's Danny Lee and India's Lahiri. Also committed for the tournament are Americans Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker.
Scott, Leishman, Grace, Matsuyama, Lee, Steven Bowditch, and Lahiri will be representing the International Team at the Presidents Cup while Walker, Reed and Chris Kirk will be representing Team USA.
The CIMB Classic 2015, now in its sixth year, will feature a 78-player elite field, comprising 60 players from the PGA TOUR, 10 from the Asian Tour and eight sponsor’s exemptions. The PGA TOUR player commitment deadline for the tournament is September 30, 2015.
"This is the sixth edition of the CIMB Classic and the tournament has gone from strength to strength, evidenced by the quality and depth of its field," said Effendy Shahul Hamid, Group Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of CIMB Group.
“Early commitments are always a good indication of interest in the event, and as always, we expect to have a stellar tournament come the end of October," he added.
The CIMB Classic, which is also co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Association of Malaysia, is part of the season-long PGA TOUR FedExCup competition. Malaysia will have two representatives – one of which is the winner of the SapuraKencana National Qualifier, Ben Leong. The other will go to the highest ranked Malaysian golfer in the world rankings at 30 September 2015.

About CIMB Group

The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 8 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation of approximately USD 12.4 billion as at 30 June 2014 and over 44,000 employees located in 17 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at
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About the Asian Tour
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