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


Ten things to know after the final round of the 2018 CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Marc Leishman pulled away to win the title with a final score of 26-under par.

  1. Marc Leishman shot a final-round 7-under 65 to emerge from a three-way tie for the 54-hole lead with a five-shot victory for his fourth career PGA TOUR victory at the CIMB Classic. Moves up to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. Leishman’s 26-under 262 tied Justin Thomas in his 2015 victory for the lowest 72-hole total since the tournament moved to TPC Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Emiliano Grillo opened his final round with a 6-under 30 that included six birdies but recorded an even-par 36 on the back nine to post a 66 and finish T2 at 21-under-par. His T2 finish is his best on the PGA TOUR since a T2 at THE NORTHERN TRUST way back in 2016 season.
  3. Kevin Tway remains atop the FedExCup standings for the second consecutive week following a T27 finish at the CIMB Classic.
  4. Shubhankar Sharma, who held a share of the 54-hole lead with Gary Woodland (T5) and Leishman (1), finished T10 at 19-under par after playing his last eight holes in 3-over-par. Sharma leads the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
  5. Justin Thomas, the 2017 FedExCup Champion, carded a low-round 8-under 64 on Sunday, good for a T5 finish in his first start of the 2018-19 season.
  6. Kyle Stanley tied Thomas for the round of the day with an 8-under 64 to finish T13.
  7. Gary Woodland, the 54-hole co-leader carded a final-round 1-under 71 for a T5 finish. Woodland has held the 54-hole lead/co-lead six times in his career and has never converted it into a victory. He previously held the third-round lead/co-lead at the 2011 Bob Hope Classic (lost in a playoff), 2013 The Barclays (T2), 2014 Farmers Insurance Open (T10), 2016 The Memorial Tournament (T4) and 2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (2).
  8. Abraham Ancer carded nine birdies and a double bogey en route to a final-round 7-under 65. It was his career best 72-hole score: 20-under 268.
  9. Pat Perez, the defending champion, shot a final-round 73 to post a 4-under 284, and a disappointing T63.
  10. Bronson Burgoon shot a final-round 68 to finish 21-under par, and T2, tying his best career finish (T2 at the 2018 John Deere Classic). Tied his career low in relation to par with the 9-under 63 in the first round.


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