9th Oct 2018 | CIMB Classic

CIMB Classic Trends

Mining For Birdies

The PGA Tour's visit to the Far East is part of the season with FedExCup points up for grabs in Malaysia. We look at the trends of past leaderboards.

The CIMB Classic moved to TPC Kuala Lumpur Golf in 2013, which means we have limited data to go on. Instead of using past champions we are opened out the trends to include players finishing inside the top-5 (2013,14,15) and last year’s winner Pat Perez, giving us a sample size of 15 players to work with. 

Top-60 on tour for par-4 scoring
Nine of the last 15 measured players ranked inside the top-30 on tour for par 4 scoring average.

Top-60 on tour for birdie or better conversion
Pat Perez won the CIMB Classic with a winning score of 24-under last year. Players regularly finish on 20-under or better; the course is soft and there is little rough. It is therefore imperative to hit GIR and make birdies.

Top-60 on tour for strokes gained with approach shots
Ryan Moore and Justin Thomas are both two-time winners of the CIMB Classic and iron play is a key component to success at Kuala Lumpur GC. From our sample size 11/15 players ranked inside the top-60 on tour for this metric.

Top-60 on tour for adjusted scoring average
Ten of the last 15 measured players ranked inside the top-60 for adjusted scoring average.

Players that all 4 trends:
Emiliano Grillo
J.J. Spaun
Justin Thomas
Kevin Na
Rafa Cabrera Bello

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Odds correct at time of publishing: 19:11 9th Oct, 2018 but subject to change