Bronson Burgoon Leads CIMB Classic by 1 With 63

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Leishman's tidy four-under 68 leaves him five strokes adrift of Burgoon, who constructed his second best round of the year on Thursday, a stunning 63 featuring eight birdies and an eagle.

Justin Thomas, who won the event in 2015 and 2016, opened his bid to become the only player in CIMB Classic history to win the event three times with a 6-under 66.

Top-ranked Park of South Korea finished the first round at four-under 68, tied for fourth place with Minjee Lee of Australia.

The PGA Tour kicks off its three-stop Asian swing this week with the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "I got off to a good start and then kind of stalled out a little bit there in the middle", said the 25-year-old, who has eight PGA Tour wins in the last two seasons. "You're going to have to play extremely well to have a chance to win", Leishman said. There are basically no more low-tier players available according to projections, so this format should be just as easy to follow. "I think I have an opportunity to play well and hopefully knock off a win or two".

"This is always going to be a special place to me". Fiji International champion Bhullar has been in good form and he chose to take a week's break before the CIMB Classic. If I just play well in these three events, have consistent finishes, I feel like I'll get off to a very good start towards securing my PGA Tour card and it will obviously help my world ranking.

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"It was boring golf, but that's always a good thing", Burgoon said.

One huge shocker the model is calling for at the 2018 CIMB Classic: Cameron Smith, a 33-1 long shot, makes a serious run at the title. Check in for highlights from every tournament plus player interviews, player profiles, tournament previews, swing analysis and all the greatest shots and incredible moments. "This is for the first time four of us are playing here", he added.

Perez picked up more than half - 56 per cent - of his FedEx Cup points from the three tournaments in Asia a year ago which also included stops in South Korea and Shanghai.

Sharma won February's Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur and he returns to the Malaysian capital on top of the Asian Tour prize money standings ahead of the dual-sanctioned event.

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