10 Things To Know After Round One of the 2018 CIMB Classic


Ten things to know after round one of the 2018 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  1. Bronson Burgoon leads with a 9-under par 63. It’s the first 18-hole lead/co-lead of his career.
  2. Austin Cook chipped in for birdie on his final hole to sign for an 8-under 64, good for solo second-place.
  3. Billy Horschel, who ended the 2018 PGA TOUR Season with three top-three finishes in the FedExCup Playoffs, continued his hot play by opening with a 7-under 65 (T3).
  4. Scott Piercy, who teamed up with Horschel to win last year’s Zurich Classic, also posted a 65, as did CT Pan.
  5. Justin Thomas, the heavy favorite, and world No. 4, opened with a 6-under 66 (T6) in his bid to become the only player in CIMB Classic history to win the event three times.
  6. Danny Lee made the first hole-in-one of the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season with a 9-iron from 145 yards on the fourth hole. It was the third ace of Lee’s career. His two previous hole-in-ones: 2012 CareerBuilder Challenge, 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson.
  7. Pat Perez, the defending champion, shot a 2-under 70.
  8. Kevin Tway, who won last week’s Safeway Open in a playoff, also opened with a 2 under.
  9. Tom Hoge played his opening nine holes (Nos. 10-18) at 5-over 41, including a triple on the par-5 18th. But he closed his final nine holes (1-9) bogey-free with four birdies to card 73.
  10. Paul Casey led the field with two eagles: A chip-in on the par-4 first hole and another on the par-5 third. He finished with a 6-under par 66.


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