Final Round — PGA Tour — CIMB Classic — Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club — Malaysia —
Justin Thomas captured his maiden PGA Tour title Sunday in Malaysia winning the CIMB Classic.
Thomas, 22, edged former World No. 1 and Masters champ Adam Scott by a shot holing a six-footer on the 72nd hole to win it. The American (26-under for the week) fired a 61 in round two to position himself for a weekend run and closed with 6-under-66 (fighting off a double bogey in the final round).
Overnight co-leader Brendan Steele and Kevin Na finished T-3 at 24-under and two
back. Na has three straight Top 3 finishes to open the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season. Scott’s final-round 63 landed him a runner-up.
Thomas opened the week as a 20-to-1 betting selection at www.golfodds.com.
Other Golf News:
- Duffy Waldorf’s 11-under-60 in the second round of the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic has him in front by three shots over defending champion Fred Couples. Neither player has a victory in 2015.
- Sei Young Kim won for the third time in 2015 on the LPGA Tour. She outlasted the field at a shot at the Blue Bay LPGA in China finishing 2-under. Only four player were under par for the week. Stacy Lewis, Candie Kung and Kim Kaufman were T-2. Lydia Ko rallied for a 70-70 weekend to end up T-8.
- Victor Dubuisson engineered a win at the European Tour’s Turkish Airlines Open to tee off The Final Series in the Race to Dubai. Dubuisson won the title in
2013 as well. Opened as a 40-1 long shot, Dubuisson finished up 22-under to edge Jaco Van Zyl by a shot and Kiradech Aphibarnrat by two strokes.
- Rory McIlroy — T-6 at Turkish Airlines Open — failed to mount a charge in the final round shooting 71.