Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

PGA CIMB Classic Odds 10/8/18, Who Do Oddsmakers Favor?

PGA CIMB Classic Odds 10/8/18, Who Do Oddsmakers Favor?

Malaysia's Leunkwang Kim will also make his dream debut in the event after winning the CIMB National Championship.

The 31-year-old from Bengaluru finished tied third at the TPC Kuala Lumpur in 2015, which matches the best result by an Asian player in the only PGA Tour event in southeast Asia. Two-time champion Justin Thomas enters as the favorite at 5-1 CIMB Classic odds, followed by Billy Horschel and Ryan Moore at 14-1.

Following a three-week break at home, Kiradech is sufficiently recharged and plans to challenge for the title against a stellar line-up which includes title holder Pat Perez, 2017 FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas, last week's season-opening event victor Kevin Tway and World Golf Hall of Famers Ernie Els and Davis Love III.

If I had not received the invitation from Malaysia, who knows, I may not have played in Mayakoba.

American Pat Perez returns to Malaysia to defend the title he won at the US$7 million (RM28.7 million) CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPC KL) a year ago.

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"It is such a pleasure to be here back in Malaysia again. My career started here and it's nice to be back home again", said Kiradech. I've played so well on this course and have a good record over here. Thomas shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday in the first round as he goes for his third title there in the last four years.

"My goal is to be in the top 60 in the FedEx Cup standings, and keep the card as long as I can". "This is always going to be the place I got my first PGA Tour victory and that's very, very special. I think I've got enough experience from playing against the world-class players to do so". "I wasn't ready to win, I wasn't able to win".

Lahiri is part of a quartet of Indian golfers in the field, making it the first time that so many players from the country have featured in a PGA Tour event.

"Obviously all three events are big". You have things that you would not really look at when you're playing well, but when you're playing bad, you tend to look at the finer things.

He likes his chances of beating 2017 champion Pat Perez, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley and 2013 and 2014 victor Ryan Moore, who are among the starters in the CIMB field this week. In 2017, Pat Perez shot 24-under 264 to win by four shots over Keegan Bradley and finish seven shots ahead of Sung Kang and the reigning Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele.

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