Weekly Recap – CIMB Classic

BIG CAT Claws His Way To Victory 

Marc Leishman picked up another win on the PGA Tour this past weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  For the big Aussie, it was his 4th PGA Tour win and 9th win overall.  The 1st of 3 tournaments during this Asian stretch on tour featured an interesting field led by Justin Thomas.  Thomas went on to finish T5 after a couple mediocre rounds on Friday and Saturday.

For Leishman, it was smooth sailing as he only made 4 bogeys all week on his way to finishing 26 under par.   He takes home 1.26 million US for the win but said in an interview “I don’t care about fame or fortune”.

The course was soft and played rather easy all week as only 5 players finished over par in a field with no cuts.  In addition to that, 9 players were -20 or better for the week.  Nationalities from all over the world were represented this week with 8 different countries having players in the top 15.  Those countries include Australia, USA, Argentina, India, England, South Africa, Mexico and South Korea.

Leishman takes his talents north now as the Tour heads to South Korea for the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.  Defending champion Justin Thomas leads the field which also features Brooks Koepka, Billy Horschel, Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey, Alex Noren, Tyrell Hatton and Ian Poulter.

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